Don’t Forget

Last week, I had asked ISJSU’s Facebook followers, and also my Twitter followers to let me know what causes they support. A good friend of mine, Melissa, is very passionate about Alzheimer’s causes, and I took her suggestion to heart, and decided this week’s charity would be the Alzheimer’s Association. Not only for Melissa, but because Alzheimer’s severely affected my great-grandmother Margaret as well. You may have noticed I left a small link in the post about my Grammy passing away.

THE FACTS (Source: alz.org)

• As many as 5.3 million people in the United States are living with Alzheimer’s.
• Alzheimer’s and dementia triple healthcare costs for Americans age 65 and older.
• Every 70 seconds, someone develops Alzheimer’s.
• Alzheimer’s is the seventh-leading cause of death.
• The direct and indirect costs of Alzheimer’s and other dementias to Medicare, Medicaid and businesses amount to more than $148 billion each year.

The Alzheimer’s Association is leading the way to making Alzheimer’s and dementia obsolete. Through their 24-hour help hotline, annual fundraisers, research library, and many other efforts, they are dedicated to this heartbreaking disability. It says right on their website, their single vision, is to bring us a world without Alzheimer’s. Their passion and commitment is only some of the many reasons to stand behind this organization.

If you or someone you love need help dealing with Alzheimer’s, please, contact their 24/7 Helpline at 1.800.272.3900. They’ll help with referrals, give support, and also help you find out more about the disease.

If you can, please, find a way to donate and support this wonderful charity. Or else I might never shut up.


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