COVID-19 might have shuttered schools and activities, but it has not stopped the Walk to End Alzheimer’s virtual event on October 31, 2020. Legacy Care is a Gold sponsor and has a team of employees who also plan to participate virtually, socially-distanced.
“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 Tom Vasko, BSN, president of Legacy Care.
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.