Did you know that 6.7 million Americans age 65 and older are living with Alzheimer’s in 2023?
Alzheimer’s has affected so many, yet its underlying cause and treatment is still a mystery to scientists. That’s why the Alzheimer’s Association began their Walk to End Alzheimer’s. This is the world’s largest initiative to raise donations for care, support, and research. However, this walk is about more than funds – it’s about spreading awareness, growing hope, and fostering a sense of unity for millions of families who have suffered from this disease.
In this post, we are going to take a closer look at Alzheimer’s and share how you can make a difference and help end this once and for all.
What is Alzheimer’s Disease?
Alzheimer’s disease is a type of brain disease caused by damage to nerve cells (neurons) in the brain that leads to memory loss and cognitive decline. Alzheimer’s progresses very slowly, but it worsens over the course of several years. Right now, there is no known cure for this disease, but early detection can help improve quality of life for those affected through forward planning and care preparation.
What are Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease?
- Memory loss that disrupts daily life, such as getting lost in a familiar place or repeating questions.
- Trouble handling money and paying bills.
- Difficulty completing familiar tasks at home, at work or at leisure.
- Decreased or poor judgment.
- Misplacing things and being unable to retrace steps to find them.
- Changes in mood, personality, or behavior.
The CDC explains, even if you or someone you know is experiencing these symptoms, it doesn’t mean it’s Alzheimer’s disease. If you suspect Alzheimer’s disease, please talk to your healthcare provider.
Learn more about 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s here.
How Can You Help?
Whether you or someone you know is suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease, we encourage you to support the cause and join the fight to end this once and for all. On November 4, Accushield will be participating in Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Atlanta. If you are local, we hope to see you there! If not, you can still donate using the links below.
We walk to remember. We walk for a future – Alzheimer’s free.
Let’s step towards a cure, together.