I Am a Dementia Friend
When a caregiver feels overwhelmed by a loved one's dementia diagnosis, they often turn to Bacoa for help. Bacoa works with families and caregivers to see the whole picture, matching our services to meet the unique wants, needs, and abilities of individuals with dementia and their loved ones. "We can't thank you enough for all you've done," writes one of the many families who rely on Bacoa for dementia-friendly care. "Your compassion and understanding has meant the world to us as we travel along the Alzheimer's path."
As we approach Older Americans Month in May, now is a time to honor and celebrate the contributions and sacrifices of the older adults who have touched all of our lives. For only $1 a day through April and May, you can join Bacoa's Dementia-Friendly Pledge and make a difference in the lives of so many families, caregivers, and individuals with dementia seeking help. By taking Bacoa's Dementia-Friendly Pledge, you are committing to making our community a more accessible, inclusive, and supportive place for all.
Your Dementia-Friendly Pledge helps Bacoa
- Raise awareness and reduce the stigma of dementia through educational newsletters and events.
- Provide Dementia Readiness Training to first responders and local businesses.
- Distribute free medical ID alert bracelets to individuals with dementia, increasing safety precautions for those who may be prone to wander.
- Support families and caregivers of individuals with dementia through Bacoa's welcoming support groups and memory programs.
The prevalence of dementia is rising: it is estimated that by 2030, over 75 million people worldwide will have dementia. Help us grow to meet the needs of our aging population by joining our Navigator's Circle and making your pledge a recurring monthly gift. Thank you for all your past and continued support of Bacoa. Together, we are redefining aging and empowering older adults, families, and caregivers in their pursuits of vibrant, healthy lifestyles.