Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD) affects over 177,000 people living in Los Angeles County and over 55 million people nationwide. In Los Angeles County, that number includes a full ten percent of people older than sixty five and thirty five percent of those older than eighty five.
Alzheimer’s and other dementias are progressive conditions that impair memory and other cognitive functions. Age is a significant risk factor for these conditions and all of them tend to require long term caregiving. Within Los Angeles County, between one and three people provide care for every person living with ADRD.
On Tuesday, November 8th, the City of West Hollywood, Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, the Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles, and Alzheimer’s Greater Los Angeles are co-hosting a community forum on ADRD in the West Hollywood Library Council Chambers. The panel will include a representative from LA County Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services and will feature an overview of symptoms and causes as well as information on support and resources for family members and other caregivers.