June 13, 2024
Improved outlook for dementia patients getting boost
SACRAMENTO – (INT) - The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has launched an education and awareness campaign aimed toward all Californians to promote healthy brains. At stake is knowledge about the difference between aging and dementia, and improve conversations with loved ones and health care providers.

While the majority of older adults will never experience dementia, 11% of the nation’s Alzheimer patients reside in California. The CDPH says that number is projected to double by the year 2040.

“This campaign will empower our diverse communities to support brain health, better understand and the difference between signs of aging and symptoms of dementia”, State Public Health Officer, Dr. Tomás J. Aragón said. “We encourage individuals to have important conversations with their loved ones and health care providers,” Aragon said.
Story Date: April 7, 2024
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