A Loved One Has Just Been Diagnosed With Dementia, What Should You Do?
Realizing that a loved one has dementia is heartbreaking and overwhelming and most families find that there are many more questions than answers. One of the best initial steps families can take is to contact their local Alzheimer’s Association chapter. The New Mexico chapter has locations in Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Las Cruces, Farmington and Roswell. You will not find a more caring, helpful and knowledgeable bunch of folks.
Local Alzheimer’s Association Services
There are also many volunteer opportunities at the Alzheimer’s Association. Visit the New Mexico chapter’s website at www.alz.org/newmexico to find out how to participate in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, the Dancing Stars Gala or the UnFOREgettable Golf Classic. Through these events, you can help the Alzheimer’s Association in its effort to eliminate dementia.
It has been said that to get through the hardest journey, you need take only one step at a time, but you must keep on stepping. The Alzheimer’s Association can help you find your first step, and can help you keep on stepping.