November is Alzheimer's Awareness Month

Do you know the many resources provided by the Alzheimer's Association?

Unfortunately, a big part of providing senior care includes helping individuals and families with Alzheimer's Disease (AD).   5.1 million Americans have Alzheimer's and someone is newly diagnosed every 67 seconds in the US.

One of the bright spots in the disease is the Alzheimer's Association.  They are a tireless advocate for eradication of AD.  But since that day isn't here yet, they also offer a wide range of programs to help educate, advocate, and cope with AD.

We are very proud to have participated in the Philadelphia Walk to End Alzheimer's on Sunday November 9, along with the Bucks County Seniors Helping Seniors office and 13,000 of our Alzheimer's Association supporting friends.  It is an amazing event for anyone in the Philadelphia area including Chester, Montgomery, Bucks, Delaware, and Philadelphia counties.  You can still support us by making a donation until 12/31/14 at

If you remember nothing else from this article, remember their toll free help line #:  1-800-272-3900.  This line is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and is your main entry point to all their programs.  The alternative is the local chapter website at

Their key programs include:

Finally, if you just want to learn more about Alzheimer's Disease, there is a ton of great information on the national web site at  On the purple menu bar are sections for "Alzheimer's and Dementia" (educational) and "Life with Alzheimer's" (supports).

If your family is afflicted by AD, please take advantage of all that the Alzheimer's Association has to offer!

And, if you need help caring for a loved one with AD, contact us at Seniors Helping Seniors.  Our loving, compassionate caregivers know a lot about how to help your family cope with this disease in Northern Chester, Western Montgomery, and Upper Bucks counties.