A Reminder Of The Challenges of Dementia

Posted on June 30, 2011 by Michael Corley, consultant with The Patterson Foundation

As The Patterson Foundation moves from its "exploration" phase in the dementia space toward the "do something" phase of the initiative, we thought it would be helpful to pause and remind ourselves why we are involved and exploring connections in this area.

Beyond our desire to honor our benefactor Dorothy Patterson, who had dementia, we understand there is a need to connect dementia patients and caregivers with information that will empower them instead of the disorder taking over their lives.

This Mount Airy News article, "Alzheimer's group gives comfort, education to caregivers," serves as a poignant reminder that being part of a larger community reinforces that those impacted by dementia are not alone in their journeys.

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