Yesterday was Alzheimer's Awareness Day! I meant to post in time, but I missed it by a couple of minutes.
Alzheimer's Disease International has designated September 21, 2009 as a day to raise awareness about the causes, early symptoms and treatment of Alzheimer's Disease. You can read about some of the early symptoms of Alzheimer's Disease by clicking here. Some health practitioners believe that many of the symptoms can be delayed upon early identification and treatment.
If you are someone who has been affected by Alzheimer's disease in your family, the Alzheimer's Disease International also has a publication on their website about how to start a support group for family members who have been affected by the illness.
The National Alzheimer's Association is also organizing "memory walks" throughout 2009 to raise money for Alzheimer care, support and research. You can find a memory walk near you by clicking here.
I've recently figured out that I am a social exerciser who needs to break up the monotony and walk with different people as well as walk in different places. These types of health walks are excellent ways to get in a little exercise while funding a great cause. Even if you can't raise donations, the little money that you can donate is better than nothing. Plus, remember that your donations are tax deductible!