The ADRC would like to educate the community about prevention and wellness as we age. Studies show that as we age we are at greater risk for declining physical and mental health however there are activities that can delay this or improve our physical and mental well being. Also be sure to check out our calendar for schedule activities in the community.
Presentation topics include:
What is the ADRC?
Home Safety Checklist
Driver Training, Evaluation and Modification Resources
Don't Get Swept Away in Sweepstakes Scams
The linked article below is written by attorney Steve Baker, retired Midwest Region Director of the Federal Trade Commission. Steve, who’s received a Consumer Advocate of the Year award and been recognized by the FCC for his work around scams and fraud, has done a number of articles on scams including this one about the Jamaican Sweepstakes scam:
If your church, business, group or organization is interested in a training or hosting a workshop please contact the ADRC today to inquire about our outreach services to the community. Call 262-833-8777 or e-mail: ADRC@goracine.org. The Aging Disability Resource Center does a variety of activities in the community. Be sure to check out our Calendar.
In April, the ADRC promotes information and resources
Dementia is not a specific disease. It's an overall term that describes a wide range of symptoms associated with a decline in memory or other thinking skills severe enough to reduce a person's ability to perform everyday activities. Alzheimer's disease accounts for 60 to 80 percent of cases. Vascular dementia, which occurs after a stroke, is the second most common dementia type. But there are many other conditions that can cause symptoms of dementia, including some that are reversible, such as thyroid problems and vitamin deficiencies.
Dementia is often incorrectly referred to as "senility" or "senile dementia," which reflects the formerly widespread but incorrect belief that serious mental decline is a normal part of aging.
See: What is Dementia? http://www.alz.org/what-is-dementia.asp
April is also Autism Awareness Month http://www.autism-society.org/get-involved/national-autism-awareness-month/
The ADRC is able to offer free Memory Screens to adults over the age of 60 in other locations as well. Book an appointment for yours today by calling 262-833-8777
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