9 December 2015 09:21
The Alzheimer’s Foundation of Central California is a 501C3 organization whose mission is to provide Educational and Supportive Information to patients and families suffering with Alzheimer’s and other types of dementias.
Educational information about the disease and the progression is essential as well as services within the local community that can assist with proper care for the patient as well as the caregiver. Alzheimer’s is a very long and debilitating disease usually 10 to 15 years from diagnosis to death and causing serious stress on families and caregivers.
The Foundation also provides referrals to services within the local areas of service encompassing Merced County, Madera County, Fresno County and Tulare County of the state of California.
The Foundation provides monthly supportive-educational forums for the benefit of local families. The Foundation receives many referrals from physicians, discharge planner and assisted living and skilled nursing facilities. There is never a charge for any services offered by the Foundation.
The Alzheimer’s Foundation of Central California does not receive any government funding. All services are provided by private donations and fundraising
Currently there are approximately 5 million diagnosed cases of Alzheimer’s disease in the United States with approximately 15 million diagnosed cases by the year 2025. This disease effects our senior populations that are usually on very limited income and many times with limited access to the information provided by the Foundation.
Alzheimer’s Foundation of Central California
P.O. Box 3438
Pinedale, CA, 93650
24 November 2015 07:03
From the first feast in 1621 to 1863 Thanksgiving was not an holiday. President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national Thanksgiving Day to be held in November. He wanted to give thanks for “general blessings”. Many people will be traveling to visit friends and family. There will be parades, football games, family dinners and of course pumpkin pie. As we look to the holiday this week, let us remember and give thanks for this great country.
11 November 2015 07:28
The 2015-2016 flu season has arrived. How can you protect your family from getting the flu. It is recommended by the CDC that everyone 6 months and older should get a flu shot vaccine. Vaccination is very important for people at high risk for serious flu complications. The vaccine is available at your doctor’s office. Physicians & Surgeons, M.D. It is possible to get the flu even if you have been vaccinated. It takes about two weeks for the antibodies to provide protection. Check with a pharmacist for any over the counter medications that might help if you with the flu symptoms. Pharmacies. Look into your health coverage for benefits about preventive care, Insurance-Health Care. There are several ways to administer the vaccine which include intramuscular, intradermal, jet injector and nasal spray vaccine.