This is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research.
Take the first step by finding a Walk near you. Join us and be inspired by all the footsteps that fall into place behind yours. Together, we can end of Alzheimer’s!
What is Dementia?
- It is a decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with daily life.
- It’s an overall term that describes a wide range of symptoms
- Alzheimer’s accounts for 60-80% of all dementia cases.
What is Alzheimer’s?
- Alzheimer’s is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior.
- Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia, a general term for memory loss and other intellectual abilities serious enough to interfere with daily life.
- It’s the only top 10 cause of death in America that cannot be prevented, cured or slowed.
- Almost two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer’s disease are women.
- One in three seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or another dementia.
- Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States.
- More than 5 million Americans are living with the disease.
- In the United States someone develops Alzheimer’s every 67 seconds.
This information can be found at http://www.alz.org. For more information visit this wonderful resource to learn more about Alzheimer’s.