Walk to End Alzheimer’s (Photo courtesy:Alz.org)
**Gave a donation to Alzheimer’s Association for their “Longest Day” fundraising.
**2022 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures By: Alzheimer’s Association
Alzheimer’s Disease: The hallmark pathologies of Alzheimer’s disease are the accumulation of the protein beta-amyloid (plaques) outside neurons and twisted strands of the protein tau (tangles) inside neurons in the brain. These changes are accompanied by the death of neurons and damage to brain tissue. Alzheimer’s is a slowly progressive brain disease that begins many years before symptoms emerge.
- 1 in 3 seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or another dementia.
- Over 11 million Americans provide unpaid care for people with Alzheimer’s or other dementias.
- These caregivers provided more than 16 billion hours valued at nearly $272 billion.
- More than 6million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s.
- In 2020, COVID-19 contributed to a 17% increase in Alzheimer’s and dementia deaths.
- In 2022, Alzheimer’s and other dementias will cost the nation $321 billion. By 2050, these costs could rise to nearly $1trillion.
7.Between 2000 and 2019, deaths from heart disease have decreased 7.3%.
- 8. It kills more than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined.
9.While deaths from Alzheimer’s disease have increased 145%.
- 10.More than 80% of Americans know little or are not familiar with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), which can be an early stage of Alzheimer’s.
**”Good actions are the invisible hinges on the doors of Heaven.” Victor Hugo
May God bring Peace around the World
Sushil (Sue) Hennessy, June, 2022
Random Acts of Kindness
You don’t need money, just a little time to give mental support and be kind to all. Check on the elderly, bring their Newspaper to their door in bad weather, say hello to your neighbors when you see them, wish them happy holidays and birthdays etc. Call your parents, grandparents, sisters, brothers, aunts and uncles; talk to them to make sure they are not lonely. Thank the soldiers when you see them for keeping us safe; thank priests, police officers, teachers, health care workers, food suppliers, postal workers, newspaper persons, trash collectors for their services. Write notes to a lonely and unknown person and make his or her day. Give thanks to all those heroes who are sacrificing their lives to help others during this Pandemic. You all are Angels.