2587 - Dementia Inclusive Durham: Enhancing the Well-Being of Persons Living With Dementia
More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's and other related dementias. By 2050, this number could rise to as high as 16 million. Across North Carolina, an estimated 160,000 persons, age 65 and older, are living with Alzheimer's disease and the number is expected to reach 210,000 by 2025. This projected upward demographic shift will affect Durham and compels transformation of our community into a place where people living with dementia can be engaged and can live well, in spite of their physical or cognitive impairments. While there isn't a cure yet, there are proven ways to enhance the quality of life and care for everyone affected by it. This course will introduce Dementia Inclusive Durham and its plans to bring the community together to understand and address the needs of persons with dementia. Participants will learn proactive, person-centered, and strength-based approaches that focuses on enhancing the individual person's well-being. Lecture (plus Questions), Facilitated Discussion, Viewing Videos
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