With more than 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s, and nearly 10 million more serving as caregivers, the time to act is now! In Arizona alone we have over 100,000 people that have been diagnosed as having Alzheimer’s.
The Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer care, support and research. Since 1989, Memory Walk has raised more than $300 million for the cause. This is an empowering event that gives participants an opportunity to be Champions by taking action and raising funds to fight Alzheimer’s. In addition to the Walk routes, participants will enjoy kid’s activities, live music, and much more. Participants may bring dogs that are on a leash.
Alzheimer’s is a disease of the brain that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. It is not a normal part of aging. At first, it might be forgetfulness then it advances to where a person is unable to care for themselves, to work or do hobbies.
Warning signs include challenges in planning or solving problems, difficulty completing familiar tasks at home or work, confusion with time or place, misplacing items, problems with speaking or writing and changes in mood.
Memory Walk is a community event that joins friends, family and co-workers as they walk to end Alzheimer’s. Participants typically register in teams of 10-12 and fundraise using tools supported by the Alzheimer’s Association. Walks vary from one to three miles and are held in nearly 600 locations nationwide. The state of Arizona will host a total of five walks this year located in Phoenix, Tucson, Verde Valley, Sun City and Prescott.
Cypress HomeCare Solutions is proud to partner with the Alzheimer’s Association and walk to help raise awareness and truly make a difference. Memory Walk 2010 is Saturday, November 13th and Cypress HomeCare Solutions invites you to join in the Walk to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer care, support and research.
“Cypress Home Care Solutions is a leader in home care in Phoenix for over 17 years and we are proud to support the Alzheimer’s Association’s Memory Walk.”