Sunday, October 31, 2010

Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Day

In 2007 the State of New Jersey passed legislation designating the first Monday in November as "Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Day". This year we observe this day on Monday, November 1st.

The Alzheimer's Association reports that there are currently 5.3 million people living with Alzheimer's Disease and that every 70 seconds another person is diagnosed with this terminal disease. It is predicted that up to 16 million Americans will have Alzheimer's Disease by the year 2050 and that someone will be diagnosed with the Disease every 33 seconds.

Alzheimer's Disease is the 7th leading cause of death in the United States with mortality rates on the rise. The yearly price tag of Alzheimer's Disease? $172 billion per year.

Please join Home Care Assistance of New Jersey as we honor the victims of Alzheimer's Disease and their loved ones by observing Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Day. Wear purple to show your support. Together we can turn New Jersey in to a sea of purple on Monday, November 1st!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing. If you want your loved one to remain in your home but need help during the day while you work or take care of other responsibilities, day care for Alzheimer’s patients is the perfect choice. Your loved one will benefit from socializing with others and participating in expressive therapy and recreational programs.

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