Early-onset (or younger-onset) Alzheimer’s disease affects people who are under age 65. Many people with early-onset are in their 40s and 50s. They have families, careers, or are even caregivers themselves when Alzheimer’s disease strikes.
This site is your number one source for information, guidance and support for patients diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s disease, their caregivers and families. It is brought to you by Elayne Forgie, CMC.
Elayne Forgie, CMC, is a professional geriatric care manager certified by the National Academy of Certified Geriatric Care Managers and was a founding Board Member of the Florida Geriatric Care Managers Association. She is the president and founder of the ElderCare Resource Center, ElderCare At Home, Coaching for Caregivers, Alzheimer’s Care Resource Center and AlzheimersTraining.com. She is presently serving on the Advocacy Advisory Board for the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America and has been awarded their Excellence in Care Specialist designation. Currently she serves on the 2011 Executive Board of Directors for the Area Agency on Aging Palm Beach/Treasure Coast. Elayne is a member of the Case Management Society of America and American Counseling Association.
She is the founder of Healthy Aging Enterprises and The ElderCare Foundation, a not-for-profit corporation that provides 24 hours of emergency respite care in the patient’s home. Elayne has been recognized on local, state, and national levels as both a certified geriatric care manager and as president/owner of an Inc. 500 company.
She has over 20 years of direct experience focusing on the needs of older adults, caregivers, and family members living with the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease, dementia or other cognitive impairments. She has an impeccable reputation for providing comprehensive care and services and has helped thousands of families across the United States. Elayne is active in a number of local organizations including Executive Women of the Palm Beaches; Women’s Chamber of Commerce, Alzheimer’s Alliance and is presently working with other local leaders in the establishment of Dementia Specific Standards for service delivery to patients and caregivers affected by Alzheimer’s disease.