The Alzheimer’s disease is not one that can be ignored as it affects every one around the affected person and can be emotionally damaging as well as dangerous. Watching your parents or loved ones with beginning signs of the disease and the denial they portray if you even think it around them can be a lot to deal with.
A hundred years after Alzheimer’s disease was discovered, a cure for the degenerative condition that strips sufferers of their memory and personality remains a dream. The main advances have been in drugs to control symptoms such as agitation and restlessness. Restoring memory and cognitive ability has proved much harder.
The Alzheimer’s Memory Walk is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer care, support and research – and it calls on volunteers of all ages to become champions in the fight against Alzheimer’s. There are walks in more than 600 communities. A typical Memory Walk is a 2-3 mile walk held on a weekend morning in the fall.
By teaming up with the Alzheimer’s Association, you can walk with a purpose – and move us closer to a world without Alzheimer’s. Together, we can MOVE a nation. Every 71 seconds, someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. This year, more than 200,000 people across the nation will be on the MOVE.