Living Well Begins Work With Young Onset of Alzheimer's in San Francisco

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Living Well starts support group for patients with Young Onset of Alzheimer's in San Francisco

In an effort to raise awareness about Alzheimer's Disease, its prevalence, effects, and to support those suffering from the disease, Living Well partnered with the Community Health Resource Center (CHRC) at the California Pacific Medical Hospital, for patients and family members of those diagnosed with Young Onset of Alzheimer's.

It is a myth that Alzheimer’s disease (AD) only occurs in old age. Early onset (also known as younger-onset) Alzheimer's affects people younger than age 65. Nearly 4 percent of the 5.4 million Americans with Alzheimer’s have early onset.

Many people with early onset are in their 40s and 50s. They have families, careers or are even caregivers themselves when Alzheimer's disease strikes. In the United States, it is estimated that more than 200,000 people have early onset AD. Since health care providers generally don't look for Alzheimer's disease in younger people, getting an accurate diagnosis of early onset Alzheimer's can be a long and frustrating process. Symptoms may be incorrectly attributed to stress or there may be conflicting diagnoses from different health care professionals. Given these aggravating circumstances, Living Well decided to offer the needed support to this group of patients who usually are overlooked by the existing system.

People join this support group to connect with others in their similar situation for advice, friendship, education or just a friendly shoulder for you and your caregivers or loved ones.

Date & Time: Fourth Wednesday of the Month, 4:00pm — 5:30pm CPMC Pacific Campus: 2100 Webster Street, Room 106 - San Francisco, CA 94115

Check updates at http://www.livingwellah.com or for RSVP and more info at CHRC 415-923-3155

About the company:
Living Well offers specialized care for adults with chronic and debilitating conditions — like Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, ALS, and mental illness — that compromise their ability to live safely in their homes.

At Living Well Assisted Living At Home they combine a team of experts, the use of smart technology with exceptional customer service to deliver personalized, comprehensive Senior Care Services to those with cognitive, behavioral, and movement disorders. Their approach to care at home enables those seniors and adults affected by Alzheimer's Disease and other dementias, Parkinson's, ALS, other neurological disorders, and mental illnesses, to live independent and meaningful lives.

At Living Well, they aspire to create a safe and nurturing environment while allowing for independence and dignity for seniors and adults and offering peace of mind to the adult children and family members.

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