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Dementia Society of America
The Dementia Society of America operates under the mission to enhance the quality of life for those living with Dementia, caregivers, and the community!
Dementia Society of America was founded in 2013 by Kevin Jameson. Jameson’s passion for helping those persons affected by Dementia stems from his wife’s own battle living with the disease.
It is thought that more than 6 million Americans of all ages, and that at least 1 in 9 age 65 and older, live with some form of Dementia today. Dementia is the 6th leading cause of death in the U.S.
The Dementia Society of America (DSA) believes that knowledge is the first step towards understanding Dementia. It is important for people to get the information they need to empower them to cope with the challenges this disease creates.
DSA provides educational materials to people living with Dementia, their families and their caregivers. Those served by the DSA may be:
- Living with a form of Dementia, or
- Acting as caregivers / care partners;
- Isolated from friends and family;
- Have spent down their life savings;
- Now on medical subsidies.
Education is a vital element in living with Dementia and coping with the challenges that often arise. DSA is able to provide free resourcesand materials that individuals, businesses and organizations can access in order to learn about Dementia and its effects on the individual and their loved ones. In addition, DSA offers presentations that educate the general public and the business community.
DSA also organizes programs that can help alleviate the stress and concerns that come to those individuals who are affected by dementia. These programs can include listening to live music, taking trips to local museums, as well as art creation, and touch programs. Each program is designed to elicit connections within the individual that can help calm and soothe them while raising their quality of life.
DSA is a unique organization with a special focus on the broad spectrum of Dementia. They solely rely on individual donations to fund their educational materials and program services.
For more information, visit their website at http://www.dementiasociety.org/ or call 1-844-336-3684.