Chesapeake, Va. – For the second year in a row, Legacy Care is the proud sponsor of the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, a national fundraising event hosted around the nation. This year, Legacy Care sponsored the Alzheimer’s Association Southeastern chapter walk that was hosted in Chesapeake, Virginia.
“Legacy Care is proud to support an organization that is the world’s largest nonprofit funder of Alzheimer’s research,” said Legacy Care president Monica Hullinger. “Given the population we serve, our medical group is keenly aware of the impact Alzheimer’s disease on patients and our communities. We want to be part of the solution to find a cure, and this sponsorship is one way to do that.”
The research has led to the development of new treatments. This year, Aducanumab (Aduhelm™) has received accelerated approval as a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This is the first FDA-approved therapy to address the underlying biology of Alzheimer’s disease. Learn more.
“It’s estimated that one out of every three seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or other dementia, so it’s crucial to support the efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association’s work to end this disease,” said Monica.
More than five million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s, according to the Alzheimer’s Association that reports these early warning signs:
- Memory loss that disrupts daily life – like forgetting recently learned information
- Challenges in planning or solving problems – such as having a hard time following a plan or working with numbers
- Difficulty completing familiar tasks – like driving to a familiar location
- Confusion with time or place – sometimes, a person forgets where they are or how they got there
Early detection is crucial. To learn more other signs and symptoms and what to do visit the Alzheimer’s Association resource page.
Legacy Care’s medical group delivers patient care in healthcare systems, inpatient rehabilitation centers, post-acute care facilities and assisted living communities that are located across the country. We are leaders in transitional healthcare, delivering patient-centered solutions. Our compassionate physicians and advanced care practitioners are dedicated to positive patient outcomes, guided by our analytically-based care model.