Monday, May 16, 2011

Let's Read 'Generation Alzheimer's' study and Get Involved !!!

It's been quite a while since my last entry.   Seems that life has been on fast forward these past few weeks, with so much going on, and so much to juggle.   Still I see the importance of coming back to journaling about the journey.   It really does help to keep things in perspective, and in some way bless others.  It is my intention to somehow make the time atleast once per week to sit down and share here.

I was contacted recently by a rep from the Alzheimer's Association and asked to do my part on this site to bring awareness about a recently released a groundbreaking study called Generation Alzheimer's: The Defining Disease of the Baby Boomers.   I've read it myself and appreciate the important information and awareness about the disease and how we're at the tipping point for a cure. 

They want to make sure the public understands what can be done to conquer this devastating disease.  There is hope, but we must act now and do our part.

"Unless we find a treatment or a cure, Alzheimer’s
will become the defining disease of the Baby Boom
Generation. They will be Generation Alzheimer’s."

"For the first time in history, there is real hope
in emerging science that we can overcome
Alzheimer’s disease and that the day is near when
Alzheimer’s does not need to be a death sentence."

I encourage everyone to take the time TODAY to get and read this brief, but very important and informative report (18 pgs):


A FEW SIMPLE ACTIONS WE CAN TAKE TO BE A PART OF THE SOLUTION:

1.   Give your financial support for research to the Alzheimer's Association:  Donate online now

2.   Watch this video and click here to fill out a questionaire to find clinical trials to participate in (They need more participants involved to find a cure...whether you are person with the disease, caregiver, physician, researcher, or healthy volunteer).



3.  Share this blog post with your friends on FB, Twitter, by email.   Help spread the word. 

4.  Stay in the loop with the Alzheimer's Association through:




Thanks in advance for your support.

Blessings,
Anita G. Houser
daughter and caregiver to Mildred B. Gilliard

2 comments:

Lisa B Carter Designs said...

This is a real shocker, but needs to be put in the spot light. Thank you for posting this info.

Anita G. Houser said...

Hey there. You're welcome, and thanks for reading and sharing. Yeah it is shocking news. Many people say "what you don't know can't hurt you", but I feel this is definitely an exception. We need to do everything we can to protect our own health and our loved ones. And do our part to help them find a cure for the current and future millions affected by this disease. The phrase "it takes a village" is quite appropriate here.