Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia
The Alzheimer’s Association Counseling Services For Ontario County Residents The Alzheimer’s Association will provide counseling to anyone affected by Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia, free of charge. This service is available to Ontario County residents the second Wednesday of each month from 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm at the Office for the Aging located at 3019 County Complex Drive, Canandaigua. Advance appointments are suggested. (May 2017: SET HOURS CURRENTLY NOT AVAILABLE-CONTINUE TO CALL OFA AND WE CAN CONNECT YOU TO ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION COUNSELOR WHO WILL SCHEDULE AT A LOCATION CONVENIENT TO YOUR NEEDS)
This service is being offered at no charge.
Any interested individual should call the Office for the Aging at
(585) 396-4040 or (315) 781-1321 to schedule an appointment.
435 E Henrietta Rd
Rochester, NY 14620
Office for the Aging
3019 County Complex Dr.
Canandaigua, NY 14424
Knowing the Difference
As we age, our memory often changes. It can become difficult to tell the difference between age related changes and the first signs of Alzheimer's disease. Here is a chart to help show the difference between the two:
What's the difference?
|Signs of Alzheimer's/dementia||Typical age-related changes|
|Poor judgment and decision making||Making a bad decision once|
|Inability to mange a budget||Missing a monthly payment|
|Losing track of the date or season||Forgetting which day it is and remembering later|
|Difficulty having a conversation||Sometimes forgetting which word to use|
|Misplacing things and being unable to retrace steps to find them||Losing things from time to time|
Know the 10 Signs - Early Detection Matters
To help with identifying problems at an early stage, the Alzheimer's Association has created a list of warning signs for Alzheimer's and other dementias.
- Memory loss that disrupts daily life
- Challenges in planning or solving problems
- Difficulty completing familiar tasks
- Confusion with time or place
- Trouble understanding visual images and spatial relationships
- New problems with words in speaking or writing
- Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps
- Decreased poor judgment
- Withdrawal from work or social activities
- Changes in mood and personality
For more information please visit the Alzheimer's Association's website.