For September, our members can donate (minimum $1) to support the Alzheimer's Association of WNY.
Alzheimer's is the most common cause of dementia, a general term for memory loss and other cognitive abilities serious enough to interfere with daily life. Alzheimer's disease accounts for 60-80% of dementia cases. Alzheimer's worsens over time. Alzheimer's is a progressive disease, where dementia symptoms gradually worsen over several years. In its early stages, memory loss is mild, but with late-stage Alzheimer's, individuals lose the ability to carry on a conversation and respond to their environment. Alzheimer's is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States.
The Alzheimer Association, WNY Chapter serves Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans, and Wyoming counties with education programs, support services, and other resources for care partners and those living with dementia.
The WNY Chapter office is at 6215 Sheridan Drive, Suite 100, Amherst, 716.626.0600, extension 313. Should you have questions about dementia or caregiving outside of traditional business hours, their Helpline is staffed 24/7 at 1.800.272.3900.