One out of three older adults will be diagnosed with dementia. In the over-65 population in Lehigh and Northampton counties, it is projected that the number of people diagnosed with dementia will nearly double by 2030.
Dementia is a collective term for several degenerative brain diseases, including:
The Fleming Memory Center is an outpatient office at Lehigh Valley Hospital–17th Street that serves the needs of our elderly patients and their caregivers.
Resources for caregivers include:
- Monthly caregiver support groups (call 610-969-3390 for schedule)
- Quarterly educational sessions
- Social worker drop-in hours
For more information or an appointment, please call 888-402-LVHN (5846).