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Published By K. Wetters on June 21, 2018

Creating a Dementia Friendly Faith Community

Silver Solutions Show

This week We Discuss Creating a Dementia Friendly Faith Community


Considerations When Planning for A Dementia Friendly Community

  • Worship
  • Communication
  • Assess Environment
  • Innovative Techniques
  • Be Informed
  • Ministry Tools

Dementia Statistics in US in 2018

  • EVERY 65 SECONDS someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s disease
  • Over 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s, and as many as 16 million will have the disease in 2050
  • Frontotemporal disorders are 2nd most common cause of dementia, after Alzheimer’s
  • Lewy Body Dementia affects 1 million Americans
  • Between 2000 & 2015, deaths from heart disease fell 11%, while deaths from Alzheimer’s increased 123%
  • 1 in 3 seniors die from Alzheimer’s or another dementia which is more than breast and prostate cancers combined
  • The lifetime cost of care for an individual with dementia is $341,840
  • Average length of time between when symptoms appear and diagnosis for Alzheimer’s is 2.8 years
  • Average life expectancy for Alzheimer’s after diagnosis is 8 to 10 years, range is 3 to 20 years

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