Alzheimer's Awareness Month

Understanding the Scope of Alzheimer’s Disease in America

Facts and Figures, an annual report released by the Alzheimer’s Association, reveals the scope and expanding impact Alzheimer’s disease has on Americans. Every 69 seconds someone develops Alzheimer’s disease in America sending ripples that touch every piece of this country from the family caregiver to the healthcare system. The Alzheimer’s Association’s video summary of their annual report is a great jumping off point for a month-long discussion on the topic. Sound Options will be providing resources to help better understand the disease, as well as pro tips on how to engage in important conversations and cope with the changes that come from having a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease.  

The website, www.alz.org is a rich resource from its educational programs to its tips and videos. If someone you know is one of the 5.4 million Americans touched by Alzheimer’s disease and this video has you looking for ways to get involved in your community and spread awareness, click the link http://www.alz.org/stl/in_my_community_20875.asp.

One important way that Sound Options supports the organization is through the annual Walk to End Alzheimer's. Looking for walks coming up in your local area is easy on their website: http://act.alz.org/site/PageServer?pagename=walk_homepage

 

Published on November 12, 2012.