Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia
Virtual Dementia Education Series for CaregiversThe Alzheimer’s Association will provide counseling to anyone affected by Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia, free of charge. This service is available to Ontario County residents the second Thursday of each month from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm starting December 12th, 2019 at the Office for the Aging located at 3019 County Complex Drive, Canandaigua. Advance appointments are suggested by calling 1-800-272-3900. Hours at Wood Library in Canandaigua are also offered the fourth Monday of the month from 10:00 am to 12 pm.
The Alzheimer’s Association Counseling Services For Ontario County Residents
This service is being offered at no charge.
435 E Henrietta Rd
Rochester, NY 14620
Office for the Aging
3019 County Complex Dr.
Canandaigua, NY 14424
Knowing the Difference
As we age, our memory often changes. It can become difficult to tell the difference between age related changes and the first signs of Alzheimer's disease. Here is a chart to help show the difference between the two:
What's the difference?
|Signs of Alzheimer's/dementia||Typical age-related changes|
|Poor judgment and decision making||Making a bad decision once|
|Inability to mange a budget||Missing a monthly payment|
|Losing track of the date or season||Forgetting which day it is and remembering later|
|Difficulty having a conversation||Sometimes forgetting which word to use|
|Misplacing things and being unable to retrace steps to find them||Losing things from time to time|
Know the 10 Signs - Early Detection Matters
To help with identifying problems at an early stage, the Alzheimer's Association has created a list of warning signs for Alzheimer's and other dementias.
- Memory loss that disrupts daily life
- Challenges in planning or solving problems
- Difficulty completing familiar tasks
- Confusion with time or place
- Trouble understanding visual images and spatial relationships
- New problems with words in speaking or writing
- Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps
- Decreased poor judgment
- Withdrawal from work or social activities
- Changes in mood and personality
For more information please visit the Alzheimer's Association's website.