The most common form of dementia that approximately 5.7 million Americans suffer from is Alzheimer’s disease. It can have a devastating impact on it’s victims and their loved ones, however the local efforts of Rancho Cucamonga to spread awareness and support at theAlzheimer’s Longest Day event made strides towards hope through discussion and education about the disease.
Caretakers and family members can be confused about the long term effects of Alzheimers and other dementia related diseases, so the workshop served as a great place to receive some necessary assistance from the Alzheimer’s Association.
Every 66 seconds a bell was rung to signal another person diagnosed with Alzheimers. It is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States and of those effected 2/3 are women. The Alzheimer’s Association has made a list of symptoms that can alert caretakers and family members when it is time to seek help. There are support groups available for those afflicted and their loved ones, which is a healthy option.
If you are interested in taking part in the Walk to End Alzheimers on September 16th, 2018 at the Ontario Mills, California please click here.