June Blogger Series: Alzheimer's Advocacy

By June 21, 2013LivHOME News

There is currently no cure for Alzheimer’s disease , but there’s more we can do to help find a cure.  There are a number of activities you can take part in to help find a cure and bring more social recognition to this deadly disease.  There are a number of ways to make your mark to help end this disease  and find a cure.  Below are some ways you can get invovled and help:

Become a Alzheimer’s Advocate 

You can become an Alzhiemer’s avocate who plays  an important and significant role in the fight for a cure.

As an advocate you can:

  • Generate action from our elected officials by making calls and writing letters
  • Stay on top of policy and legislative issues through alerts and updates
  • Help elevate Alzheimer’s from a disease to a cause

Fill out this survey if you are interested in becoming an advocate!

 

The Longest Day 

Today starts The Longest Day event centered around raising awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s research.  The event is a sunrise-to-sunset event that will help raise funds for supports, research efforts, and care.  The goal of The Longest Day is to do something you love or try something new to help advance the cause.  There are number of activities last year’s participants took part in like:

  • Swim or sail
  • Host a block party
  • Perform music
  • Run, bike, and/or  walk
  • Anything that you want to do!

 

Walk to End Alzheimer’s 

The Alzheiemer’s Association Walk to End Alzheiemr’s is a the nations largeted event to raise awareness and funds for care, support, and research.  The walk is held annually is over 600 communities around the country.  The walk welcomes all individuals to help find a curse and help the future.  The goal of the Walk to End Alzheimer’s is to eliminate Alzheimer’s through research, enhance the support and care for individuals living with Alzheimer’s, and to help reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Learn more here!

 

There are a number of ways to get involved and help fight this disease. We have gave you only a few options, anything you can do is a start.  How are you going to help find a cure? Tell us what you are doing in the comments section!

 

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