March 12, 2016 Dallas
In 2015, the Alzheimer's Association estimated that the number of Americans over age 65 living with Alzheimer's disease was 340,000 in Texas alone. This number is expected to grow by approximately 44% to include 490,000 Americans in Texas by 2025. The number of people becoming reliant on home health care Dallas is climbing.
This year, residents of the Dallas, TX area have opportunities to show support by either working solo or with a team to raise much needed funds to help support those affected and to fight against Alzheimer's.
Alzheimer's disease is characterized by irreversible degeneration of the brain which causes one to have disruptions in personality, memory, cognition, and other functions. The degeneration progresses and eventually results in death related to complete brain failure as there is no cure for this disease.
To better understand the prevalence of Alzheimer's in America we've shared the following statistics:
The following events have been sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association:
Every year on the summer solstice, The Longest Day event takes place to raise funds and awareness for the Alzheimer's Association. This event takes place all day June 20th, from sunrise to sunset in a manner to symbolize the challenging journey of individuals affected by Alzheimer's and their caregivers.
Teams of friends and family can come together from around the world to participate in this event. During this all-day event, teams will choose an activity to partake in. It can be an activity one is passionate about or one that is chosen to honor someone living with Alzheimer's or a caregiver.
This 16-hour event can be divided into segments amongst team members. Each team can register on the Alzheimer's Association website and is asked to raise a minimum of $1,600. These funds will be used by the Alzheimer's Association to provide care and support for those affected by this disease and to further research efforts.
On October 1, 2016, residents of the Dallas, TX area can register to take part in 3-mile walk to raise funds for the Alzheimer's Association that will be utilized to further their support, care and research efforts.
All walkers, even children, are asked to be registered on the Alzheimer's Association website and to sign a standard waiver. Although there is no fee for registration, each walker is asked to make a personal donation and to commit to raising funds to be used in the fight against Alzheimer's.
Volunteers are also needed to help make the walk a success for set-up, registration, clean-up etc. Anyone interested in volunteering can visit the Alzheimer's Association volunteer page for more information.
The walk will take place rain or shine; however, severe weather will result in the cancellation of this event. Should this occur, walkers can refer to the Alzheimer's Association Walk homepage for updates on or before the morning of the event.
The Lawn at Reunion
300 Reunion Blvd.
E Dallas, TX 75207
Registration: 7 am