According to the Alzheimer’s Association, it’s estimated that 6.7 million Americans have Alzheimer’s with older adults having the highest risk. Seniors 65 and older account for 17% of Middletown’s 51,000 residents, putting that segment of the population at risk of cognitive disorders and potentially in need of dementia care. In Middletown, CDC data shows that Alzheimer’s-related deaths have increased by 42.34% from 2016 to 2020, faster than the overall death rate, which increased by 33.41% during the same period.
Fortunately, high-quality dementia care programs may help support good health and slow cognitive decline. Communities designed for memory care offer enhanced security features, such as enclosed courtyards and keypad entrances, to keep residents safe. Wayfinding features, cognitive support programming, therapies and specially trained staff members add to the value of living in a memory care community.
In this guide, seniors can explore the pros and cons of Middletown, information on memory care costs and other care options to consider. This guide also details financial assistance options and agencies that support individuals with cognitive impairments.