Brain Awareness Week is March 16-22, and the Alzheimer’s Association – Greater Michigan Chapter (GMC) is raising awareness of its programs and offerings to support St. Clair County residents living with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia, their caregivers and Communities. More than 5 million Americans – including more than 190,000 in Michigan – are living with Alzheimer’s disease, a number that is projected to nearly triple by 2050 to nearly 14 million.
St. Clair County residents can take advantage of a number of programs and opportunities offered throughout the year by the Alzheimer’s Association – Greater Michigan Chapter. These resources include educational programs offered for families and individuals facing Alzheimer’s, as well as community members and health care professionals throughout the year. Support groups are regularly scheduled in-person or over the phone meetings of people with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia, family, friends or caregivers who interact around issues relating to dementia. Some groups meet monthly, others weekly, and they are free and open to anyone.
Events such as The Longest Day or the 2020 Walk to End Alzheimer’s are great ways to show support and raise funds to help work toward the Association’s vision of a world without Alzheimer’s or other dementia.
Upcoming St. Clair County support group dates include the fourth Tuesday of the month from 2-3:30 p.m. at Marwood Nursing and Rehab and First Congregational Church St. Clair.
For more information, visit alz.org/gmc.