September is World Alzheimer’s Month!

World Alzheimer’s Month started back in September 2012. According to Alzheimer’s Disease International, originally there was only World Alzheimer’s Day, which is on September 21 each year. The month was created to enable all Alzheimer associations worldwide to extend the reach of their awareness programs over a longer period of time.

Facts from the Alzheimer’s Association:

  1. In the United States someone develops Alzheimer’s every 65 seconds.
  2. More than 6 million Americans are living with the disease.
  3. In 2021, Alzheimer’s disease will cost the United States $355 billion. This number is projected to rise more than $1.1 trillion in 2050.

Sleep and Alzheimer’s

The Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation discusses in one of their articles the evidence of the relationship between Sleep and Alzheimer’s Disease. Research suggests that not getting enough sleep at night (6 hours or less) may increase your risk of Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia.

There is even a link between Sleep Apnea and Alzheimer’s! Want to learn more? Take a look at our blog, Sleep Apnea Linked With Alzheimer’s – Click Here.

The Walk to End Alzheimer’s

The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and money for Alzheimer’s research, support, and care. Below are the locations of walks in the Maryland, Virginia, and DC area – click the links to sign up!

Solomons, MD – September 18, 2021

Oxon Hill, MD & Ellicott City, MD – Setember 25, 2021

Aberdeen, MD & Waldorf, MD – October 02, 2021

Frederick, MD – October 10, 2021

Annapolis, MD – October 17, 2021

Hunt Valley, MD – October 23, 2021

Washington, DC – October 09, 2021

Danville, VA – September 18, 2021

Chesapeake, VA & Radford, VA – September 25, 2021

Suffolk, VA & Gloucester, VA – October 02, 2021

Fredericksburg, VA, Melfa, VA, & Staunton, VA – October 09, 2021

Harrisonburg, VA, Lynchburg, VA, Manassas, VA, & Newport News, VA – October 16, 2021

Williamsburg, VA – October 23, 2021

Reston, VA – October 24, 2021

Roanoke, VA – October 30, 2021

Farmville, VA – October 31, 2021

Charlottesville, VA, Glen Allen, VA, & Winchester, VA – November 06, 2021

The National Capital Area Chapter is the largest group of the Alzheimer’s Associations in the Virginia, Maryland, and Washington DC area. Take action and become an advocate today!

Click Here to join!

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