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Thursday, September 18, 2008

World Alzheimer's Day is on Sunday, September 21. Be part of it.

Author and Activities Director, Susan Berg, says "It is everyone’s duty to embrace this day because there is no time to lose when fighting the battle of preventing this terrible disease." Here are some simple things you can do

What do you know about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias?

How can you decrease your chances of getting these disease?

How can you help someone with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia?

This year’s theme is "No time to lose" with a focus this year on caregivers by emphasising and celebrating the contribution they make to society and giving them the recognition they deserve!

Yes, there is an urgency for all to learn about these diseases and do what they can to prevent them in themselves. Also legislators need to be contacted so more funds can be allocated for research. World Alzheimer’s day, on Sept 21, is the perfect time to do this.

Approximately twenty five million people worldwide already have Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. The number will continue to grow as the baby boomers reach the age of retirement.

What can you do right now to lessen your chances of getting these diseases?
....see what they are and other important information
Read what the Alzheimer's Association had to say about World Alzheimer's Day 2008

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