According to the Alzheimer's Registery Report, 11% of South Carolinians over the age of 65 have been diagnosed with Dementia. That staggering statistic also comes with another consideration, how many individuals are out there trying to give their loved ones suffering from dementia the best care possible? Any chronic illness care is daunting, but with the right tools can be easier to manage. Whether you care for a parent or senior loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia/chronic illness, the right tools are crucial.
In order to start giving the best care possible, a solid base in dementia education or other chronic illness is valuable. The more educated you are, the higher level of preparedness you have to deal with the challenges that both you and your loved one will face. For dementia, there are both national (Alzheimer's Association) and local (The ARK of South Carolina) organizations that offer free resources and tons of helpful information.