By Craig Escobar-July 18th, 2019
SeniorCare Companions works closely with the ADRC (Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center) and appreciates everything they do for families affected by Alzheimer’s. The ADRC is a fantastic organization that needs the support of the community at large to fight against Alzheimer’s disease. The annual walk is important to achieve the ADRC’s mission, “A Future Free from Alzheimer’s”. It has been said that the most dangerous place you can be in a war is to not know you’re in a war. The truth of the matter is that most people have no idea how pervasive Dementia and Alzheimer’s has become and are therefore in a dangerous place.
Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia is now the 6th leading cause of death in the U.S. There are close to 6 million people currently living with Alzheimer’s in the U.S and by the year 2050’ that number is projected to be over 14 million people. In 2019, Alzheimer’s and other dementias will cost the nation $290 billion and by 2050, these costs could easily rise to north of $1.1 trillion dollars. Between the year 2000 and 2017, deaths from heart disease have decreased 9% while deaths from Alzheimer’s disease have increased 145%. Every 65 seconds someone in the U.S develops the disease; it kills more people than breast cancer and prostate cancer COMBINED! 1 in 3 seniors die with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia. These stats are staggering and instead of letting them go in one ear and out the next, we need to take a stand with organizations like the ADRC to fight this disease. SeniorCare Companions stands with the ADRC in their mission to have a future free from Alzheimer’s, will you take a stand as well? If so, spread the word and take part in this great event. Information about the ADRC as well as the 17th Annual West End 5k Walk can be found at: https://www.adrcinc.org/Campaigns/ParticipantPublicLandingPage.asp?CID=1115&CSID=1
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