The Friday Five – World Alzheimer’s Day
September is World Alzheimer’s Month, an international campaign to raise dementia awareness and challenge stigma. Each year, Alzheimer associations from around the world unite to organize advocacy and information provision events, as well as Memory Walks and fundraising
days. Today, September 21st, is World Alzheimer’s Day and to celebrate this week’s Friday Five shares information about the disease, the latest in research, funding and what the future holds.
Alzheimer’s Association And AARP Join Forces To Connect More Families With Local Dementia Care And Support Resources
The Alzheimer’s Association (@alzassociation) and AARP announced they are joining forces to extend the reach of the Community Resource Finder, an online database connecting families with local resources to help address concerns and navigate the challenges of Alzheimer’s, dementia and aging. The Alzheimer’s Association & AARP Community Resource Finder is a database of dementia and aging-related resources powered by Carelike®. The online tool makes it easy for people living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias, caregivers and those involved in making care-related decisions to find local programs and services.
We have partnered with @AARP to expand the reach of our Community Resource Finder, which connects families facing Alzheimer’s and other dementias with local resources. Visit https://t.co/NvNb4SU5kM to learn more. pic.twitter.com/OxiT9r0PZV
— Alzheimer’s Assoc. (@alzassociation) September 17, 2018
GLHC’s Brian Mack Fundraises for Walk to End Alzheimer’s
The Alzheimer’s Association (@alzassociation) Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Walks are held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide. We are happy to report that once again, for the 13th consecutive year, Brian Mack (@BFMack), Marketing and Communications Manager at Great Lakes Health Connect, joined hundreds of other advocates from around West Michigan on September 15th for the 2018 Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Millennium Park in Grand Rapids. While Brian has already surpassed this year’s goal, there is still time to contribute in his name to this worthy cause! Read more about what inspires Brian to take action each year and make your donation today.
10 Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s
Memory loss that disrupts daily life may be a symptom of Alzheimer’s or other dementia. Alzheimer’s is a brain disease that causes a slow decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills. The Alzheimer’s Association offers 10 warning signs and symptoms. If you notice any of them, don’t ignore them. Schedule an appointment with your doctor.
— ADI (@AlzDisInt) September 15, 2018
Thank the Senate for Voting to Increase Alzheimer’s Research Funding
The U.S. Senate just voted to increase Alzheimer’s and dementia research funding at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) by $425 million in fiscal year 2019! If this funding is approved by the U.S. House of Representatives next week, it will mark the fifth consecutive year of historic funding increases. Please send a tweet thanking your U.S. Senators for making history today.
The Senate has passed the amended FY19 Defense/Labor-HHS funding package, including a historic $425M increase for Alzheimer’s & dementia research! Go here to thank your senator for their support: https://t.co/vreSfl2W5O. #ENDALZ pic.twitter.com/KFRGm5Ag0Q
— Alzheimer’s Assoc. (@alzassociation) September 19, 2018
CDC: Alzheimer’s, Dementia Rate Expected to Double by 2060
U.S. News and World Report reports that the share of Americans with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias is expected to more than double by 2060 as people increasingly survive into older adulthood, according to a study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
— U.S. News (@usnews) September 20, 2018