Memory Caregiver Academy of Austin
People with dementia should not be defined by their diagnosis. People with dementia, regardless of socioeconomic status, have the right to continue with day to day life in this community with affordable caregiving options.
More than 6 MILLION Americans are living with Alzheimer’s. By 2050, this number is projected to rise to nearly 13 MILLION. This is due, in part, to the large “Baby Boomer” generation (people born 1946-1964) approaching their 70s, 80s, and 90s. This significant generation of people will require many excellent caregivers over the next few decades.
Debbie - a longstanding member of our congregation, is the Founder and Acting Executive Director of the Academy. Debbie has a Masters in pediatric nursing. In 2001 she started "The Gathering" a weekly respite program for people with Alzheimer’s disease and similar dementias. This came about in part after watching her grandmother develop dementia after a fall and head injury. She also started “New Connections” (now re-banded as Memory Connections), to address a community need for meaningful, purposeful programming for people experiencing the early-stage dementia.
Debbie will educate us on the Memory Caregiver Academy.
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