Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Let's unite to eradicate Alzheimer's.

One of the most common types of progressive brain cell failure in a person due to damage or disease in the brain is called Alzheimer's. It is normally known to affect the elderly like people over 65 years of age but could also attack early than the specified age. As many as 5.2 million people in the United States are living with Alzheimer’s. Every 71 seconds, someone develops Alzheimer’s. It is the sixth-leading cause of death. Alzheimer’s is a deadly disease as these facts mention some startling facts. Each individual experiences symptoms in unique ways. The main risk factor for developing the disease is age. The likelihood of developing Alzheimer’s doubles about every five years after age 65. After age 85, the risk reaches nearly 50 percent. Also there is a relation between serious head injury and chances of getting the disease. As of now there is no single reason identified for the cell failure. So we can only prevent but not cure it.
Alzheimer's Memory Walk aims at creating an Alzheimer free world. It is America's largest fund raising and awareness creating event. People from all walks of life participate in it. A typical Memory Walk is a 2-3 mile walk held on a weekend morning in the fall. Volunteers, irrespective of age should participate in the cause of fighting against this demon! You can either join a team or form your own one. As it goes on around the country it is possible to find walks in your vicinity. If you are not able to participate in the walk, there other ways by which you can contribute. Visit the site for more details! Let's unite to eradicate the disease because we never know who the next victim is going to be.

Sponsored by Alzheimer's Walk


yuva said...

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ed said...