According to the Alzheimer’s Association’s document 2023 Facts and Figures, an estimated 6.7 million Americans over age 65 are living with Alzheimer’s dementia in 2023 and about 1 in 9 people (10.8%) over age 65 have Alzheimer’s dementia. This disease slowly attacks nerve cells in the cortex of the brain, reducing a person’s ability to control emotions, recognize people, remember, move and think. Alzheimer’s is unique in that unlike the other leading causes of death, there is currently no way to prevent or cure it.
Every day, our caregivers at over 100 communities across Indiana care for thousands of people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. As the largest provider of memory care in the state of Indiana, American Senior Communities (ASC) sees the devastating impact Alzheimer’s disease has on families.
ASC 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. ASC proudly supports this mission and actively fundraises and participates in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s.
“We understand what it’s like to hear the dreadful words ‘you have Alzheimer’s disease.’ We walk in honor of the residents and families we serve and the more than 6 million Americans that are living with Alzheimer’s,” says Steve Van Camp, ASC’s CEO. In 1989, the Memory Walk began with nine Alzheimer’s Association chapters raising almost $150,000 from over 1,200 participants. The walk continues to grow to include over 50,000 teams in more than 600 Walks across the country. The Alzheimer’s Walk is now the largest event in the world to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Join us and help make a difference in the lives of those facing Alzheimer’s disease by participating in the walk or by donating.
About American Senior Communities
In providing structured person-centered care to people suffering from the illness, ASC strives to help residents maintain abilities as long as possible. We focus on quality of life and caregiving tasks so families can spend their precious time enjoying each other’s company. Learn more about person-centered memory care and other lifestyle and care options available at American Senior Communities by visiting our website.