Out of the 5 million people in America who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, 1.1 million live in California. As a nonprofit serving older adults in Northern California, Eskaton offers flexible care options for those affected by Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia. We are committed to putting an end to this debilitating disease and that’s why we’ve partnered with the Alzheimer’s Association to fight the battle together.
Eskaton raised $12,000 for the Walk to End Alzheimer's on October 1st. Firefighters from Tahoe Helitack Crew committed to doing one push-up for every dollar raised, so the crew did12,000 push-ups!
d to doing one puch-up for every dollar raised which meant they needed to do 12,000 push-ups!
What is Alzheimer's?
Alzheimer's is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Symptoms usually develop slowly and get worse over time, becoming severe enough to interfere with daily tasks.
What can I do following a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or other dementia?
Receiving a diagnosis of Alzheimer's or dementia for yourself of a loved one is life changing. It’s normal to feel a range of emotions. This experience will help you move forward and discover new ways to live a positive and fulfilling life. You are not alone. There are support groups to help cope with the diagnosis. Have more questions for your doctor? Need information about programs offered by Eskaton?