September 3, 2009

Don't forget - World Alzheimer’s Day is September 21


This September 21st is World Alzheimer’s Day when organizations around the world unite to raise awareness of the plight of Alzheimer’s Disease victims and to show that this is a global crisis.

Here are some facts about Alzheimer’s from the Alzheimer’s Association:

Did you know ...

    * As many as 5.3 million people in the United States are living with Alzheimer's.
    * Alzheimer's and dementia triple healthcare costs for Americans 65 and older.
    * Every 70 seconds, someone develops Alzheimer's.
    * Alzheimer’s costs more than $148 billion each year to Medicare, Medicaid and businesses.

    * The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization providing support to families facing Alzheimer's and funding research that will get us closer to a cure.

Take this September 21st as a opportunity to raise your awareness, as well as those of others you know to help support the elderly in any way by becoming an advocate of the Alzheimer’s Association or visiting someone elderly or merely acknowledging someone older you see by merely giving them the gift of a smile, a “Hello” or a small helping hand. Your personal wealth will increase immeasurably!

Don't forget - World Alzheimer’s Day is September 21

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