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Legacy Care Walkers Supported Walk to End Alzheimer’s Event

Nov 3, 2020 | Features

Legacy Care teams participated in the Alzheimer’s Association virtual Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Hosted on Oct. 31, 2020, small groups walked outdoors in neighborhoods in Virginia and North Carolina.

In year’s past, hundreds would have gathered for the event but because of COVID-19, small teams of participants watched the opening ceremonies online, then walked in local neighborhoods. Legacy Care team members included the following:

  • Elizabeth Adams, NP
  • Kathy Anderson, NP
  • Jan Fentress, Director of Client & Provider Success
  • Monica Hullinger, Executive Vice President
  • Marcia Meredith, Communications & Culture VP

More than five million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s, according to the Alzheimer’s Association that reports these early warning signs:

  1. Memory loss that disrupts daily life – like forgetting recently learned information
  2. Challenges in planning or solving problems – such as having a hard time following a plan or working with numbers
  3. Difficulty completing familiar tasks – like driving to a familiar location
  4. 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.

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