It is estimated that more than 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's. It is the most common cause of dementia, according to the Alzheimer’s Association website. While some treatments have proven to be effective in slowing the progression of symptoms, there is still no cure for the degenerative brain disease, making the work of the Alzheimer’s Association so important.
The Alzheimer’s Association is dedicated not only to global research and disease advocacy, but also to the care and support of those affected by Alzheimer’s. During the current health crisis, the need for support is greater, especially for loved ones and caregivers who are finding themselves feeling isolated. The work of the Alzheimer’s Association continues during these challenging days, committed to still being there for everyone who needs help through programs, services, education, and research.
Most of the Association’s funding comes from annual walks held in 600 communities across the country. The local Walk to End Alzheimer’s will again take place at the Detroit Zoo with appropriate protocols and safety measures in place. For those who want to participate but can’t make it to the zoo, the Walk to End Alzheimer’s mobile app allows walkers to use the to take part within their own neighborhoods and communities – apart, but still connected to the cause.
Wright Beamer is looking forward to supporting a longtime friend who will be walking in memory of her mother. You can learn more about the Detroit Walk to End Alzheimer’s on the event’s website as we work together for our community.