March 19, 2019
Focus Groups Support Dementia Friendly Communities
The DeKalb County Human Services Department in partnership with the Dementia Spotlight Foundation is hosting a series of dementia friendly focus groups to gain firsthand knowledge about the community’s need for resources for those living with dementia.
DeKalb County citizens living with dementia and/or their caregivers are cordially invited to participate.
Caregivers are people who provide direct support to children, seniors or anyone who is chronically ill and in need of assistance with activities of daily living which include bathing, grooming and dressing. They also provide help with shopping, housekeeping and other errands.
There are approximately 140,000 people with Alzheimer’s living in Georgia and over 8,250 people with some form of dementia living in DeKalb County. It is estimated that caregivers who are not paid to help their loved ones with dementia contribute approximately $7 billion annually for their service.
Focus Group Sessions:
February 27, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. [Lou Walker Senior Center, 2538 Panola Road, Lithonia, GA]
March 12, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. [North DeKalb Senior Center, 3393 Malone Drive, Chamblee, GA]
March 19, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. [South DeKalb Senior Center, 1931 Candler Road, Decatur, GA]
There is no cost to participate in these focus groups, however registration is required. To register to attend a focus group session, contact Ms. Debra Furtado, Human Services Administrator at (770) 322-2969.