1. Every 67 seconds someone is diagnosed wirh with Alzheimer’s.
2. Alzheimer’s is the 6th leading cause of death in the U.S.
3. Women make up two thirds of people living with Alzheimer’s.
4. African Americans and Hispanics are at higher risk than Caucasians for developing Alzheimer’s.
Read more quick facts here: http://m.alz.org/facts-and-figures.asp
With the support and strength of family & friends today I walked 3 miles to End Alzheimer’s. It was such a beautiful event. Flower pinwheels in different colors for you to decorate & plant: orange for those supporting an end to Alzheimer’s, yellow for caregivers, purple if you’d lost someone to Alzheimer’s, and blue for those living with the disease. There was exercising, music, crafts, ringing bells, cheering young people, families, dogs, and tears. It was cathartic. I’m prepared for next year!