It’s no coincidence Alzheimer’s Awareness and the recognition of National Family Caregivers fall within the same month as the two go hand-in-hand. Chances are, we all know someone who is caring for another. Please take the time to thank them for their time and dedication.
President Ronald Reagan designated November as National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month in 1983. With nearly 5.4 million people with the disease, it has become one of the leading causes of death in the State of Arizona.
November is National Family Caregivers Month. It’s celebrated each year to recognize the dedication and challenges for those who care for a loved one in the home. Family caregivers provide most of the assistance that enables older Arizonans and those with disabilities to live independently in their homes and communities.
November is Homelessness Awareness Month, and Youth Homelessness Awareness Month. 23% of all homeless are under the age of 18. This is the story of one abandoned teenager's struggle to get off the streets of Tucson.