Alzheimer’s is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States. This disease follows closely behind others, such as stroke, cancer, and heart disease, yet there is little known about it. Alzheimer’s is an irreversible degenerative disease of the brain that destroys memory and thinking skills. Eventually, sufferers can’t even perform simple everyday tasks.
When family members are told a loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, it’s difficult to cope and understand what exactly it all means. The Alzheimer’s Association is an organization that was founded by a family of caregivers and those who saw the need for support and research on this deadly disease. It was founded in 1980 when the medical community and the world were in their infancy in their understanding of this disorder. This organization was created to help support not only the diagnosed individual but also the family members who are struggling.
The organization offers resources for those caring for someone with the disease, those that are currently suffering from it, and information on brain health. The Alzheimer’s Association can help family members find caregivers for their loved ones, including daily tasks, making decisions, and details on what to expect throughout the difficult stages of the disease. By offering resources and support systems to those who are currently suffering, the association helps create a community where every individual knows they are not alone. This organization also provides resources to educate anyone about the disease and ways to prevent brain deterioration, such as simple lifestyle changes.
In addition to the various services they provide, they also have highly engaging events to help spread awareness and fund raise to find a cure. Highlighting one particular event of theirs, Modern Vintage Home Care has decided to join the fight by volunteering, fundraising, and participating in the 2021 Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Fort Bend County event! Our company has created a team page and is extending an invitation to everyone near and far to join us! Donate to help us reach our team fundraising goal of $2,000, or you can even join our team as we will walk together on Saturday, October 30th!
For more information about the Alzheimer’s Association and all of their available resources, check out their website. You can also get involved in your local chapter to tap into their localized services and events. If you or your loved one needs further support in your fight against Alzheimer’s, please call (800)272-3900 or click to take advantage of their 24/7 helpline and live chat support.