I just finished the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s™ in Point Pleasant. Luckily, the rain held off long enough for the event to be completed. Thank you to all my friends, family members, and co-workers who donated to my team for the Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk® to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research.
Alzheimer’s is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Symptoms usually develop slowly and get worse over time, becoming severe enough to interfere with daily tasks. Alzheimer’s is not a normal part of aging, although the greatest known risk factor is increasing age, and the majority of people with Alzheimer’s are 65 and older. But Alzheimer’s is not just a disease of old age. Up to 5 percent of people with the disease have early-onset Alzheimer’s (also known as younger-onset), which often appears when someone is in their 40s or 50s. For more information, including the risks of Alzheimer’s and understanding the signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s visit the Alzheimer’s Association website.