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National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month in November shines a spotlight on the most common form of dementia. Unfortunately, there is no cure for this disease that affects nearly 5.8 million Americans.

While the entire month is dedicated to raising awareness about the disease, it also focuses on increasing support for caregivers and sharing available resources. In light of this, North Star Senior Advisors sat down with Edith Gendron, Chief of Operations with the Alzheimer’s & Dementia Resource Center (ADRC) to talk about the different programs offered to caregivers and families in need.

 

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The Alzheimer’s & Dementia Resource Center (ADRC) has been serving the Central Florida community for over 35 years. ADRC was founded by Pat Jimison because there were no resources available in the mid 80s when she needed them for her family.  Since that time, ADRC has developed into a comprehensive agency that provides many services, all of which are provided at no cost to those who need them.

Support groups meet the needs of the general group of informal caregivers who are providing care to persons living with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) or some other form of dementia. ADRC offers specific groups for specific circumstances (Adult Daughters and Adult Granddaughters, The Men’s Breakfast Club) as well as those meant for any interested person.

ADRC also provides extensive educational training workshops throughout the year. The Embrace The Moment workshops provide information on a single topic, whereas the multi week (ranging from 4-6 weeks) workshops provide comprehensive information on a broader scope.

Care coaching is a service that is offered by appointment only. This allows the caregiver to meet with a team member and discuss concerns, receive information appropriate to their individual circumstances, and leave with a plan of action.
ADRC has extensive resource lists that provide information for a multitude of services that caregivers and their families will need as they move through the course of these complex situations.

The State of Florida Brain Bank Research study is a program that was initiated by ADRC, where Pat Jimison then took the idea to the state where it is now a statewide program. ADRC covers 22 counties in Florida and is one of the two agencies that implement this study.

ADRC is expanding its scope of services as we move into a new year, a new decade. There are new programs being developed that will include a focus on wellness, prevention, and persons who are in the very early stages of AD or any other form of dementia.

Check our website www.adrccares.org for up to date information on upcoming workshops and other events.

For more information on what we do, and how we do it, please feel free to call 407-436-7750.

 

North Star Senior Advisors provides a guided path to Senior Living. If you or your loved one is interested in learning more, visit our website at www.northstarsa.com or call a Senior Advisor today at 407-796-1582.

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National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month in November shines a spotlight on the most common form of dementia. Unfortunately, there is no cure for this disease that affects nearly 5.8 million Americans.

While the entire month is dedicated to raising awareness about the disease, it also focuses on increasing support for caregivers and sharing available resources. In light of this, North Star Senior Advisors sat down with Edith Gendron, Chief of Operations with the Alzheimer’s & Dementia Resource Center (ADRC) to talk about the different programs offered to caregivers and families in need.

 

Logo - ADRC

The Alzheimer’s & Dementia Resource Center (ADRC) has been serving the Central Florida community for over 35 years. ADRC was founded by Pat Jimison because there were no resources available in the mid 80s when she needed them for her family.  Since that time, ADRC has developed into a comprehensive agency that provides many services, all of which are provided at no cost to those who need them.

Support groups meet the needs of the general group of informal caregivers who are providing care to persons living with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) or some other form of dementia. ADRC offers specific groups for specific circumstances (Adult Daughters and Adult Granddaughters, The Men’s Breakfast Club) as well as those meant for any interested person.

ADRC also provides extensive educational training workshops throughout the year. The Embrace The Moment workshops provide information on a single topic, whereas the multi week (ranging from 4-6 weeks) workshops provide comprehensive information on a broader scope.

Care coaching is a service that is offered by appointment only. This allows the caregiver to meet with a team member and discuss concerns, receive information appropriate to their individual circumstances, and leave with a plan of action.
ADRC has extensive resource lists that provide information for a multitude of services that caregivers and their families will need as they move through the course of these complex situations.

The State of Florida Brain Bank Research study is a program that was initiated by ADRC, where Pat Jimison then took the idea to the state where it is now a statewide program. ADRC covers 22 counties in Florida and is one of the two agencies that implement this study.

ADRC is expanding its scope of services as we move into a new year, a new decade. There are new programs being developed that will include a focus on wellness, prevention, and persons who are in the very early stages of AD or any other form of dementia.

Check our website www.adrccares.org for up to date information on upcoming workshops and other events.

For more information on what we do, and how we do it, please feel free to call 407-436-7750.

 

North Star Senior Advisors provides a guided path to Senior Living. If you or your loved one is interested in learning more, visit our website at www.northstarsa.com or call a Senior Advisor today at 407-796-1582.

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Veronica Quiñones

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