Jul 31, 2017 by Tracy Kelley
Working in the senior care industry, we see our share of patients and their families trying to navigate the dark waters of an Alzheimer’s diagnosis. Our caregivers offer dementia care and Alzheimer’s care to help our clients stay safe and healthy, but we would much rather see a cure or treatment breakthrough for this debilitating form of dementia. That’s why we are again joining the annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Lakeland, Florida in October 2017. See the details of this important event below, and consider joining us!
In 2016, the Comfort Keepers team joined the event, “taking the first step to a world without Alzheimer’s,” as they say. The event is hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association, and they hold similar walks all over the country—in over 600 communities—to raise funds to try and find a cure. It’s the largest event in world aimed at ending Alzheimer’s.
That year, we were proud to be one of the 83 teams that participated in the event and raised over $120,000 for research on Alzheimer’s.
This year’s event is slated for Saturday, October 21st, 2017. As of this writing, 47 teams totaling 162 participants have signed up already, and they’re about a third of the way to raising the $146,000 that is their goal.
Teams can be made up of families and friends, businesses or other organization. Participant raise funds, and then donate those funds through the Walk. Registration for this year’s event starts at 8 a.m., and the walk itself begins around Lake Hollingsworth in Lakeland at 9:30 a.m. We hope to see you and your team there!
Alzheimer’s disease is a kind of dementia, and it’s defined as conditions affecting memory, thinking and behavior. The below signs can be indicators that your elderly loved one should get tested for the disease: