More than 5 million people are living with Alzheimer’s in the United States. By 2050 nearly 14 million of us will have Alzheimer’s, if a cure is not found. Experts warn that Alzheimer’s disease could reach epidemic proportions by mid-century creating unsustainable and massive burdens in terms of: health care costs, overwhelmed families, and millions of lives tragically lost to a devastating disease.
Women face a heavier burden than men, primarily because women live longer than men and their longer life expectancy increases the chance of developing the disease. One in six women age 55 and older can expect to develop the disease in their lifetime. But, even if a woman escapes the disease, she will likely be the caregiver for someone who has it.
If you and your church would like to make a difference you can join the WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S. There are two planned walks this fall in Middle Tennessee.
- Nashville – Davidson Country Walk – October 15, 2016
- Murfreesboro – Rutherford County Walk – October 29, 2016