World Alzheimer’s Day.

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World Alzheimer’s Day video:

The above video is amazingly dramatic and not just because it’s so well done and the music is so compelling.  It’s dramatic because it speaks of facts about Alzheimer’s and other dementia that are hard to wrap your mind around.

Here’s one fact I’ll provide, and then I encourage you to watch this two minute video to increase your awareness of this insidious disease.

The Fact: there are 15 million caregivers currently living in America.  If caregivers were the only residents in one of the states in the United States, they would completely populate the state of Illinois – the 5th largest state in the country.

Awareness is key – pass this link on to others so that greater attention is placed on this disease that is the ONLY cause of death among the top 10 causes of death in America without a way to prevent, cure, or even slow its progression.

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3 thoughts on “World Alzheimer’s Day.

    blessedbebeth - Middlescapes.com said:
    September 24, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    With the numbers rising so quickly I can’t help but wonder if all the isolation that we experience has in some small way contributed??? At any rate very powerful post. thank you.

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      boomer98053 said:
      September 24, 2012 at 3:42 pm

      One of the unfortunate aspects of this insidious disease is that there has been little solid evidence pointing to any specific cause of the disease. Genetics is one predictor, but not always conclusive. I certainly hope that substantive research brings about more accurate knowledge in the near future.

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