The Alzheimer’s Association estimates that 55 million people worldwide live with some form of dementia. It also expects this rate to increase in the upcoming years. Delray Beach’s senior population, which represents 25.8% of the city’s 67,030 residents, is at a higher risk for developing dementia-related illnesses. Fortunately, local access to dementia care services may help slow down memory loss. CDC records show that the rate of Alzheimer’s-related deaths in Delray Beach decreased from 2016 to 2020. In 2016, 5.45% of all reported deaths in Delray Beach were related to Alzheimer’s. This rate dropped to 3.12% in 2020.
Memory care communities provide a safe and secure environment to prevent seniors with dementia from wandering off and getting lost. These communities also offer around-the-clock supportive services, including medication management and assistance with activities of daily living, as well as specialized memory care services, such as cognitive, art and music therapies.
This guide discusses the advantages and disadvantages of living in Delray Beach and compares the cost of various senior care services. It also provides a list of free and low-cost local resources for seniors.