Dementia Professional of the Year

DCPY TrophyIn 2014, Acorn founder Lorenzo Mejia was recognized with a national award.

He was named Dementia Care Professional of the Year by the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA).  The award was given for his service in the community, our passion for serving dementia sufferers and our efforts to raise awareness about dementia and Alzheimer’s.

The award, given annually since 2008 by AFA, recognizes someone “who demonstrates professional excellence, performance that exceeds expectations, and a dedicated commitment to those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia.”

The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, based in New York, is a national nonprofit organization that unites more than 1,600 member organizations nationwide with the goal of providing optimal care and services to individuals confronting dementia, and to their caregivers and families.