Last week, Friendship Village of Dublin kicked off a year-long initiative to educate and engage the community on efforts to fight Alzheimer’s disease.
According to Alz.org, there are currently more than 5 million American adults living with Alzheimer’s – by 2050, that number could be as high as 16 million. Alzheimer’s is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States, killing more people than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined.
The FVD initiative, “Friendship’s Fight Against Alzheimer’s…Memories should last a lifetime,” was designed to educate community members about the disease and help fight against the devastations caused by Alzheimer’s.
To start, the community will participate in a 60-day workout challenge, which will lead up to the FVD team participating in the Alzheimer’s Association’s local walk to end Alzheimer’s in September.
The goal throughout the year is to educate, fund and operationalize care. There will be ongoing training for associates and residents as well as a caregiver support group for those caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s.
Friendship Village of Dublin will also be raising funds for the local and national Alzheimer’s Association to help adults currently living with Alzheimer’s.
We hope the greater Dublin community will join in our efforts to fight against Alzheimer’s!