Thursday, August 21, 2008

Let's Fight Alzheimer!

I’m sure a lot of people have watched the film “The NoteBook” where the female leadstar suffered from Alzheimer’s disease. I believe the said movie was based from true story.

My husband’s late maternal grand mother also had Alzheimer, the same disease hit my mother’s aunt who is still living and almost 80 years old.

According to Wikipedia, Alzheimer is a common form of dementia. This incurable, degenerative and terminal disease was first described by German psychiatrist Alöis Alzheimer in 1901. The most commonly recognised early symptom is memory loss.

It is alarming to know there is a possibility that cases of Alzheimer’s disease will continue to grow and it might affect our loved one’s too like our parents.

Fortunately, the Alzheimer's Memory Walk is the nation's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer care, support and research – and it calls on volunteers of all ages to become champions in the fight against Alzheimer's. There are walks in more than 600 communities. A typical Memory Walk is a 2-3 mile walk held on a weekend morning in the fall.

By teaming up with the Alzheimer's Association, you can walk with a purpose – and move us closer to a world without Alzheimer's. Together, we can MOVE a nation.

Sponsored by Alzheimer's Walk

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