November is National Alzheimer’s Awareness and National Caregiver Month. It is estimated that 280,000 Pennsylvania residents live with Alzheimer’s disease, said State Rep. Jim Cox (R-129). He said that about another 120,000 have related dementias.
Cox said that the Pennsylvania Department of Aging established an Alzheimer’s Planning Committee to study the best ways to confront this disease. The report can be found here.
The state has numerous resources to help those with the disease and their loved ones. Visit the Department of Aging’s website for information.