Having a loved one who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease can be a frightening as well as frustrating situation. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, more than 5.3 million Americans suffer from the disease. Where do you turn for help, what can you do to help find a cause, where do you go when you have to place a loved one? These are only a few of the questions you might ask. Orange County, California has a wealth of resources for caregivers and loved ones alike. Here we spotlight three Alzheimer resources in Orange County.
Alzheimer’s Association – California Southland Chapter
The Alzheimer’s Organization is probably the best and first resource you should contact when you think a loved one is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or recently diagnosed. First stop, the Alzheimer’s Association website. There is a wealth of knowledge available from understanding the disease and symptoms, to living with a loved one suffering from the debilitating affects of this horrific disease, to seeking profession help. Support groups are a wonderful way to discuss what is happening with others going through similar situations. Find a support group that is headed up by a member of the Alzheimer’s Association to get the most relevant and factual information available. Many of these support groups meet in community centers, churches and other local meeting places.
Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk – Orange County
Want to help raise much needed funds to find a cure for Alzheimer’s Disease? Every year, the Alzheimer’s Association puts on the Memory Walk, a 5K national walk that raises money for Alzheimer’s research. The Memory Walk has raised over $300 million since its’ inception in 1989. This year Orange County will host several locations for the Memory Walk: the Memory Walk taking place at California State University Fullerton will be held on October 23rd; and the Huntington Beach Memory Walk takes place on November 6. To register for these events, click here.
Silverado Senior Living – Orange County
Has the time come that your loved one needs more care than you are capable of giving? This can be a difficult time and finding the right place can be daunting. Silverado Senior Living in Orange County is one of the premier facilities for those suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease. According to the company’s website, Loren Shook (one of the co-founders at Silverado) states, “Silverado associates and affiliated healthcare professionals … are consistently touching the human spirit in our residents, patients and clients in a way that motivates them to move to a new level of comfort and confidence.” Reclusive patients have been known to improve and become more relatable with other patients from the many available activities, thus finding a purpose in their life. Silverado offers assisted living, dementia care, hospice care as well as at home care.
Silverado Senior Living
27123 Calle Arroyo
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Dealing with Alzheimer’s disease can be difficult but these resouces in Orange County, Calfornia will help get you through the trying times.