Letter: It's time to walkAlzheimer's disease is an epidemic in America that continues to affect millions of individuals of all age groups.
By: Lois Berlin and Marci Fanslow, The Republican Eagle
To the Editor:
Alzheimer's disease is an epidemic in America that continues to affect millions of individuals of all age groups. In 2011 there are 5.2 million people 65 years and older and 200,000 individuals under the age of 65 affected with younger-onset Alzheimer's in America.
The thought of living with the disease before age 65 is life altering. No one should have to live through life with a disease that changes one's self-identity.
With no current cure and lack of governmental research and support the disease continues to cost families, care givers, and health care resources millions of dollars to control.
Join the Alzheimer's Association Red Wing area Walk to End Alzheimer's Oct. 6 at A.P. Anderson Park to end this debilitating disease.
The Walk to Alzheimer's is the nation's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer care, support and research. Since 1989, Walk to End Alzheimer's has raised more than $347 million for the cause.
We volunteer, as well as participate because we want to prevent millions of Americans from being affected by this disease. Visit www.alz.org/ walktoendalzheimer's to find out more and join us today.
Lois Berlin & Marci Fanslow