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Advocate on World Alzheimer's Day

With September approaching in a matter of weeks, get a head's up on World Alzheimer's Day (Sept. 21st.).  This day was founded in 1994 in order to increase global awareness of dementia, and it is a great way to advocate for a loved one with the un-curable condition.

How can you advocate for this condition? You can ask your local chamber of commerce if your city or county has a volunteer association that helps raise money, or you can go to the Alzheimer's Association website to learn how to form a walk team. Also, write your representatives and congress and tell them that you want further funding for research for a cure.

If you want to know more about the condition and its effect on the patient as well as the caregiver, visit The Alzheimer's Project that HBO documents.  It features a set of films that show how the condition works scientifically, how it affects the patient, and how it dramatically affects  the caregiver.

Remember those with the disease, and those who care for them, because one day you may not.


  • Susan Slade. Pasco County Food Examiner. 5 years ago

    I work with people who have Alzheimers and it is so rewarding.