Friday, August 10, 2007

Endangered Spaces : Our Brain

The Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk is the nation's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research. There are walks in more than 600 communities and you may easily find local walks by using the search engine on the website. Sign up as a team captain and begin, today, finding sponsors and participants for this worthy cause.

Why Should You Participate?

Alzheimer's disease affects everyone eventually. Either you or a loved one will develop Alzheimer's disease. About 6 out of 100 people over 65 years and 30 out of 100 of people over 90 years have some form of dementia.

Alzheimer's disease affects how the sufferer behaves, thinks and functions. First, it changes the personality of the person with Alzheimer's disease. Instead of the confident person you know, you are confronted with an anxious, angry and confused individual.

As the disease progresses, your loved one may develop strange behaviors and withdraw from contact with others. What is truly awful is that hallucinations, delusions and paranoia are common. Alzheimer's sufferers may become verbally or physically aggressive or abusive.

Visit the Alzheimer's Association website today. Please sign up as a team captain, sponsor or participant.

The cure you help fund may be your own.


Jeremy Hobbs said...

Thats a great cause, it's rough to see someone you love go down hill...

CyberCelt said...

@jeremy hobbs-Thanks for stopping by. Please let others know, so that they can contribute or volunteer.


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