September 3, 2020
Dementia, or severe memory loss that interferes with daily life, is not part of the normal aging process. Kendal communities have long participated in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s in support of a world without Alzheimer’s and all other dementia. And while the world may look a little different right now, but one thing hasn’t changed: our commitment to ending Alzheimer’s. This year, Walk to End Alzheimer’s is everywhere — on every sidewalk, track and trail.
“Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest fundraiser for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. While there is no fee to register for Walk, all participants are encouraged to raise funds that will advance the mission of the Alzheimer’s Association by enabling critical care and support services and advancing research toward methods of prevention, treatment and, ultimately, a cure.”
- Between 2000 and 2018, deaths from Alzheimer’s has increased 146%.
- One in three seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or another dementia.
- Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States.
- 50% of primary care physicians believe the medical profession is not ready for the growing number of people with Alzheimer’s or other dementias. (YouTube video)
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