You may have been hearing over the tri-media about a great number of people suffering from Alzheimer's disease. In fact, over the past five years the people affected have rose to threefolds and affects the rapidly-aging population. What is Alzheimer's disease or AD? It is a disease causing both structural and chemical problems in the brain. It appears to disconnect areas of the brain that normally work together. About 10 percent of all people over 70 have significant memory problems and about half of those are due to AD. The number of people with AD doubles each decade past age 70.
A thorough research for its causes and eventually find a solution to this disease is now underway. That is why the organizers of the Alzheimer's Association will try to conduct an Alzheimer's Memory Walk to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer care, support and research. Be a volunteer now and lead the community to join this walk.
It is easy to join. Recruit others to join in this walk and be the team captain of your group for a typical Memory Walk of a 2-3 mile held on a weekend morning in the fall. Click on the box above for more information on which community there are walks in the more than 600 identified communities. Together, let us lead a fight against Alzheimer, for it may be upon us, soon.