Dedicated to all who have this horrible
disease and to those who take care of
their loved ones who have it
10th Grade Health
• Alzheimer's and dementia triple healthcare costs for
Americans age 65 and older.
• Every 70 seconds, someone develops Alzheimer’s.
• Alzheimer's is the seventh-leading cause of death.
The direct and indirect costs of Alzheimer's and other dementias
to Medicare, Medicaid and businesses amount to more than $148
billion each year.
• As many as 5.3 million people in the United States are
living with Alzheimer’s.
Today YEAR 2030 YEAR 2050
115.4 million People
65.7 million People
35.6 million People
Alzheimer’s and Dementia related diseases are expected to
nearly double every 20 years
I WOULD CALL THIS AN EPIDEMIC OF EPIC PORPORTIONS!
The meaning of EPIDEMIC (from Greek epi- upon + demos people) occurs when new
cases of a certain disease, in a given human population, and during a given period,
substantially exceed what is "expected," based on recent experience. In recent usages,
the disease is not required to be communicable; examples include cancer or heart
disease. Another example includes the infamous Black Plague of the Middle Ages.
So many different choices are available except for EXCUSES!
•Donate online @ www.alz.org/join_the_cause_donate.asp
•Donate @ Work @ www.alz.org/join_the-cause-9076.asp
•Corporate Sponsorship @ www.alz.org/join_the-cause-sponsorships.asp
•Become an advocate @ www.alz.org/join_the-cause-advocacy.asp
•Fund Raising Event @ www.alz.org/join_the-cause-fundraising_events.asp
And finally my personal favorite
THE MEMORY WALK!!
Memory Walk is the nation's largest event to raise awareness
and funds for Alzheimer care, support and research – and it
calls on people of all ages to take action in the fight. Year-round, our
participants are involved in efforts to help defeat this devastating disease.
1. Sign up for the walk by finding a team in your area or better yet start
a team of your own. If you go to alz.org/memorywalk and put in your
zip code. You will then get the details of the walk nearest you. If you
don’t have internet and live in the Richmond area then call 804-967-
2547 to register.
2. Form your team! Participating in Memory Walk is even more fun with
a group. Ask your co-workers, family and friends to walk as a team.
You'll be amazed at how many people you know whose lives have been
changed by Alzheimer's.
3. Fundraise. Every Memory Walk participant is asked to raise money for
the fight against Alzheimer's. Alzheimer's Association staff are ready
to support you every step of the way with tips, tools and advice.
4. Get Creative. Raise money with our online tools, hold a fundraising
event or ask for a donation when you're face-to-face.
5. Walk! Memory Walk is a unique experience. See the difference you
can make as we walk to change the course of Alzheimer’s together.
Where: Genworth Financial
6220 West Broad St Richmond, VA.
When: October 3, 2009 (10am)
Length: 1-3 Miles(sorry no pets)
Contact: Call 804-967-2547 with questions
If you're the kind of person who's not going to sit on the sidelines
when there's a chance to change the future, then you're the person
When you register for the Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk®,
you're joining a nationwide community of thousands of people who
are standing up and participating in the fight against this devastating
Your journey to end Alzheimer's starts here – and it's so easy.
•Alzheimer’s disease can have a big impact on every member of the
family. There are many families who have loved ones living with this
•Many teenagers are helping their parents take care of their grandparents
in the home-afterschool. I know this because I am one of them. My Papa
lives with my Mom and I, he was diagnosed with Dementia in 2007.
•This disease knows no boundaries, rich, poor, old, young, black, white
everyone you know and love (your mom, dad, brother, sister,
grandparents) may be the next victim of this horrible brain disease.
•We have to work together to change the world. One person can not do it
alone. It takes all types of people to make the world go around and for
some of these people the world has stopped because of this disease.
•Just ask anyone and they probably know someone or has some way been
effected by this disease.
You can call him friend, man, sir, boss, officer, Sailor, Vietnam Veteran, son, grandson, great
grandson, dad, stepdad, grandfather, step grandfather, husband, uncle, brother, great
grandfather, great uncle, cousin, son in law, brother in law, father in law, Charles, Chuck,
Buddy or countless other names and the only one he will answer to is