Thursday, November 08, 2007

November is Alzheimer's Awareness Month

Why not use my blog to raise a little awareness....

Did you know that nearly 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's ? That is just plain scary. What an awful disease. I don't know a lot about it but I did a little volunteering at a nursing home with Alzheimer's patients a long time ago. One of my house mates was a certified Alzheimer guru of sorts (for lack of a better term). How sad it is for families to visit with a loved one that has no memory of them. It is devastating.

The good news is early detection can help. More good news is....there is a National Memory Screening on November 13. You can go to the website and check to see where the screenings are being given near you. They are free. I guess they are screening for early memory loss. Also, I encourage you to help spread the word about the "successful aging tips" found on the Alzheimer's Foundation of America website. Our memory is so important to us, isn't it? We should really take care of our brains now so we can keep those memories we have.

Another thing you can do in honor of Alzheimer's Awareness Month is give money. While seeking a cure to Alzheimer's is important, ensuring quality care for those who suffer from the disease must not be overlooked. A contribution to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America is a great idea. You can donate in someone else's name as a holiday gift. Wouldn't that be nice. You could also give in honor of someone you know with the disease.

1 comment:

Tim Appleton (Applehead) said...

that's funny I just posted about a similar thing!