Tis for Thankful !!
During this time of remembrance and Thanksgiving I find it especially important to
give praise and thanks to those who work tirelessly all year to bring joy to the lives of others. This
being National Non-Profit Month I decided to give some special attention to one of those
organizations which never stop giving all year and not just during the holidays.
The Non-Profit I would like to bring attention to is Gulf Coast Dementia Services. Gulf Coast
Dementia Services ,Inc. Is a non-profit supporting individuals and their families who suffer from
Alzheimer's and Dementia .Their Mission is to enhance the quality of life for individuals and family
members affected by the various types of dementia, Alzheimer's being the most common , by
providing comprehensive education and training throughout our community.
In 2015 one in nine age 65 and over have some form of dementia, most notably Alzheimer's
Disease. One in three of those 85 and over suffer from Alzheimer's Disease or another form of
Dementia. As of 2015,1 in 3 seniors who die in a given year have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's or
another form of dementia. With such a growing population at the brink of Alzheimer's and
dementia, Gulf Coast Dementia Services stands to provide educational support to help with decision
making. Their team of educated Board Members provide assistance with :
- Case Management
- Health Counseling
- Care Advocacy
- Education Training
- Dementia Care services