This coming Saturday our company team will be participating in the Pinellas County Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Throughout the year, we have been raising funds for the walk and doing various awareness events. This cause is near and dear to our hearts and we’re glad to be able to dedicate time and resources to it!
Why do we walk?
We walk because we see how deeply Alzheimer’s disease affects so many families.
We walk because many of us have been personally affected and have lost loved ones, friends and clients to the disease.
We walk for the caregivers. Alzheimer’s is a family disease, taking a great toll on spouses, adult children and many others who struggle to do the best for the person with the disease.
We walk because by 2050, barring the development of medical breakthroughs to prevent, slow or stop the disease, the number of people age 65 and older with Alzheimer’s disease may nearly triple, from 5 million to as many as 16 million.
We walk because the costs of the disease are already staggering, to our healthcare system and to individuals. At this rate with no major breakthroughs, Alzheimer’s will cost an estimated $1.2 trillion (in today’s dollars) in 2050.
We walk because WE CARE!
We look forward to joining with others from the Pinellas County community who have raised funds and awareness for the walk this Saturday. If you are not near Clearwater, you can find links to a walk in your area, as well as great information about the disease at http://www.alz.org/.
If your family is facing Alzheimer’s disease (or trying to determine the cause of memory loss/cognitive problems), the Alzheimer’s Association website is a great place to start for information and fact sheets. EasyLiving and our Care Management partner, Aging Wisely, offer educational information on many topics related to Alzheimer’s care and memory loss.
We’re here to help! Our Senior Care Consultant offers you the expertise to more easily navigate the complex issues you face. Contact us at 727-447-5845 for a free phone consultation or in-person needs analysis.