October 31, 2012

istock_000015409319xsmallThese days, you hear a lot about social networking. Residents at Bethany Village report using Facebook and Skype to stay in touch with their grandkids… and some are even getting into Twitter and Pinterest! Now, the Alzheimer’s Association has launched a whole new kind of social networking platform. Called ALZConnected, the site is 100% dedicated to people impacted with Alzheimer’s disease. This means caregivers and patients alike can use the website as a resource to connect with others impacted by the disease across town… and across the world.

Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia. There is no cure for the disease, which eventually leads to death.

The site promises answers, opinions and support. The site is free and features a message board, groups and even a mail function that allows for private messages between users of the site.  If social media makes you a little uneasy, the site provides a tour before joining.

November is Alzheimer’s Awareness month. Do your part by learning about the disease and wearing purple.