Affects of Alzheimers Disease
Alzheimer’s Disease affects more than five million people in America today. There is no current cure for the disease, which generally manifests itself as dementia, and gets worse over time. It is not a natural part of aging, so we walk to raise funds for treatment, care, and awareness of the disease.
At the current rate, it is expected that more than 16 million people will be affected by Alzheimer’s Disease by 2050. Unless we can find a way to change the course of the disease, we risk our future. Making a donation to someone walking in support of Alzheimer’s research and treatment helps fund the expensive research and development stages. Donations also help those who are already affected by the disease. The Alzheimer’s Association offers care services for those who have been severely affected by the disease, and also education and information for their spouses and families. These services are available in communities all over the country.