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HomeHero is now a proud member of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America. The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) was founded by a wide consortium of organizations to fill a necessary gap that existed on a national level to assure quality of care to elderly individuals suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and related illnesses, and to their caregivers and families.

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia, or loss of intellectual function, among people aged 65 and older. Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive, degenerative disorder that attacks the brain’s nerve cells, or neurons, resulting in loss of memory, thinking and language skills, and behavioral changes. These neurons break connections with other nerve cells and ultimately die. For example, short-term memory fails when Alzheimer’s disease first destroys nerve cells in the hippocampus, and language skills and judgment decline when neurons die in the cerebral cortex. Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of aging. Origin of the term Alzheimer’s disease dates back to 1906 when Dr. Alois Alzheimer, a German physician, presented a case history before a medical meeting of a 51-year-old woman who suffered from a rare brain disorder. A brain autopsy identified the plaques and tangles that today characterize Alzheimer’s disease.

AFA unites more than 1,600 member organizations across the country, each who are dedicated to meeting the educational, social, emotional and practical needs of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease. HomeHero is proudly one of those members. Under AFA’s umbrella, we will collaborate on education, resources, best practices and advocacy ? all resulting in better care for people affected by this disease.

Our goal with this strategic partnership is to raise awareness of this disease, educate healthcare professionals and the public and:

  • Help remove the fear and denial surrounding Alzheimer?s disease
  • Lead efforts for early detection and proper treatment
  • Prompt greater utilization of community resources
  • Ultimately improve quality of life

You can make a donation to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America today by clicking here.

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