November marks two very important national awareness months — National Family Caregiver Month and National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. Both of these awareness themes offer an opportunity to educate our community on the issues of family caregiving and local challenges with Alzheimer’s and related dementias.

Local Program Empowers and Supports Caregivers

Judy Kautz, the Alzhemier's Outreach Program Coordinator, meets with a family caregiver to discuss local resources, challenging issues, intervention options, and provide educational information.

Families are the primary source of support for older adults in the U.S. The Administration of Community Living provides research that indicates caregiving also takes a significant emotional, physical, and financial toll.