I am participating in the Walk4ALZ in Huntington Beach on November 5th! I am walking to sponsor Steve who is a Disney Imagineer who recently was diagnosed with early stage Alzheimer’s. Here is a list of Alzheimer’s Disease Statistics:
“It is estimated that as many as 5.1 million Americans may have Alzheimer’s disease.
The incidence of the disease is rising in line with the aging population.
Although Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of aging, the risk of developing the illness rises with advanced age. Current research from the National Institute on Aging indicates that the prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease doubles every five years beyond age 65.
As our population ages, the disease impacts a greater percentage of Americans. The number of people age 65 and older will more than double between 2010 and 2050 to 88.5 million or 20 percent of the population; likewise, those 85 and older will rise three-fold, to 19 million, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
It is estimated that about a half million Americans younger than age 65 have some form of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease. (This is referred to as young onset or early onset.)
It is estimated that one to four family members act as caregivers for each individual with Alzheimer’s disease.
For more information, connect with the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s licensed social workers. Click here or call 866.232.8484. Real People. Real Care.”
To make a donation to me “Richard Kreis and our team, “WALK FOR A CURE,”
2) Click on “Sponsor”
3) In the “Search” box enter my name: Richard Kreis.
4) Click on my name and then on “Sponsor Participant.”
Thank you all in advance for any and all donations. Every dollar donated goes to a great cause, to find a “CURE FOR ALZHEIMER’S.”