Alzheimer’s Awareness Month: With Knowledge Comes Power.
Each and every “Awareness” month plays an important role in building understanding and facilitating critical research and funding. But their true power has to be the light they shine in the darkness of diseases in which so many people dwell every day. An awareness month says to those people, you are not alone, someone is paying attention.
National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month
This month carries a great deal of significance in our American House family, from the caring teams in our Memory Care neighborhoods to the residents and their loved ones touched by the disease. Our communities get involved, create awareness and organize a variety of different fundraising events including the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s.
At American House, our mission for our Memory Care residents is to know their journey and assist in making it the best it can be. With an ongoing commitment to cognitive research, our Wellness leaders educate and empower our front-line teams to provide the best care for our residents every day.
For those who would like to know more about Alzheimer’s and play a role in helping fight this disease and support those in need, here is some information to get you started.
- Alzheimer’s is the most common cause of dementia, a general term for memory loss and other cognitive abilities serious enough to interfere with daily life. Alzheimer’s disease accounts for 60-80% of dementia cases.
- An estimated 6.2 million Americans of all ages are living with Alzheimer’s dementia in 2021. Seventy-two percent are age 75 or older. One in nine people age 65 and older (11.3%) has Alzheimer’s dementia.
- By 2050, the number of people aged 65 and older with Alzheimer’s dementia may grow to a projected 12.7 million, barring the development of medical breakthroughs to prevent, slow or cure Alzheimer’s disease.
What You Can Do
- Discover more about the disease through the Alzheimer’s Association.
- Learn What is the Difference Between Dementia and Alzheimer’s?
- Watch this video and get the most current facts about Alzheimer’s.
- Share what you know with others via social media or word of mouth.
- Organize a fundraiser or The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s in your community.
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