We know what it is like to hear the words “you have Alzheimer’s disease and there is no cure,” and to see the impact the illness has on the individual diagnosed and their families. Every day, our communities across Indiana and Louisville take care of thousands of people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. American Senior Communities provides person-centered care to people suffering from the illness while also helping their families by giving them the comfort of knowing their loved ones are receiving quality care. This allows family to spend more of this precious time being family instead of caregivers.
American Senior Communities proudly supports the Alzheimer’s Association to help raise awareness, as the association provides resources in hopes of one day discovering a cure. The Alzheimer’s Association leads the way to end Alzheimer’s and all other dementia by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support. As one of the leading experts in memory care, American Senior Communities proudly supports this mission and together we donated and raised over $50,000 to the Alzheimer’s Association.
“The Alzheimer’s Association is leading the way to advance research into new treatments, prevention, and ultimately, a cure,” said Natalie Sutton, executive director, Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana Chapter. “In the meantime, we are here to provide around-the-clock support for those affected by Alzheimer’s and all other dementia. We truly could not do that without the support of our sponsors and donors, and we are grateful for their commitment to fighting this disease.”
Alzheimer’s disease is one of the top ten leading causes of death in the United States. Alzheimer’s, unlike other leading causes of death, currently has no preventive or curative measures. Every 66 seconds someone in our country will develop Alzheimer’s disease, and as of 2021 it has cost the nation $355 billion. That cost is expected to rise to over $1 trillion by the year 2050.
In 1989, the Walk to End Alzheimer’s began with nine Alzheimer’s Association chapters raising almost $150,000 from over 1,200 participants. By 1993, the Memory Walk had grown into a nationwide event that raised $4.5 million from 167 locations. In 2021, over 50,000 teams participated in more than 600 Walks across the country and raised over $80.7 million. The Alzheimer’s Walk is now the largest event in the world to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support, and research.
To learn how you can get involved and help make a difference in the lives of those facing Alzheimer’s disease please visit alz.org.
To learn more about person-centered memory care available through Auguste’s Cottage at American Senior Communities please visit ASCCare.com/mc.