Alzheimer’s robs seniors of their memories and independence and families and caregivers of their loved ones. And, sadly, it’s the only top 10 cause of death in the U.S. that cannot be prevented, cured, or slowed. Today, one-third of seniors will die from Alzheimer’s or similar types of dementia and nearly two-thirds of them will be women.
After witnessing the toll that dementia and Alzheimer’s took on some of the important women in her life and their caregivers, Courtney Wachs, EI’s Director of Marketing, selected the Alzheimer’s Association to receive the team’s charitable contributions in the month of September.
The team’s contributions will help the Alzheimer’s Association conduct research in hopes of developing better treatments for those suffering from Alzheimer’s and, ultimately, a cure. Georgia The group’s research includes exploring how the disease affects the brain as well as investigating tools designed to better diagnose and monitor the disease. Contributions also fund helplines, caregiver services, and community support programs for those suffering from Alzheimer’s and their caregivers.
To learn more about the Alzheimer’s Association or to make a contribution, visit www.alz.org.