Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Written on: October 1, 2021

If it is fall on the East Coast, there must be a Walk to End Alzheimer’s somewhere! Buffalo had theirs September 18. The Philadelphia area is walking on November 13 at Citizens Bank Park. You can also organize your own walk if you are uncomfortable in large crowds. Donations are accepted through the end of the calendar year. Both places where Grey Nuns reside have walk teams that you can walk with, or donate to. Click the names for more information:

Artis Walk Team

Saint Joseph Manor Walk Team

On the walk page, and during the walk, you will see many flowers. Although the primary color for the disease of Alzheimer’s is purple, the flowers all have different specific colors. Orange represents support for the cause; purple symbolizes a loved one lost to the disease; yellow denotes a caregiver for someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia; blue indicates someone living with the disease. Recently, there have been white flowers “in waiting” for the first survivor of Alzheimer’s dementia. Money raised by the walks provides for advocacy about the disease, and for research into the disease.

I recently received this link in an email and thought there were some very helpful ideas presented: Alzheimer’s Tips for Caregivers. One of the suggestions is to learn more about Alzheimer’s and the Alzheimer’s Association is a wonderful resource for such information.


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