In addition to Independent Living and Assisted Living, Sagora Senior Living is proud to offer Memory Care living options for our residents. As we understand that Memory Care can be a sensitive subject and perhaps confusing and overwhelming for family members, we have launched a blog series devoted entirely to Memory Care. Our hope is that we provide educational resources, answers to frequently asked questions and support as you navigate your loved one’s Alzheimer’s or dementia diagnosis.
As we typically discuss educational Memory Care topics, we’d like to focus on the Walk to End Alzheimer’s for this week’s feature. In recognition of National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, walks are held across the nation during the month of November to raise awareness and funds to further Alzheimer’s research. The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the world’s largest fundraiser for Alzheimer’s care, support and research.
True to form with the year 2020, the walks look a little different this year and are going virtual to keep participants safe from any potential spread of COVID-19. So how does a virtual walk work? After signing up for a walk in your area, you’ll be able to stream the walk’s events on the day of the walk including a pep rally, opening ceremony and a celebration party after participants take a walk in their neighborhood.
Participants are able to follow a virtual path as they walk through their neighborhood, track their steps and hear from Celebrity Champions as they walk by using the Walk to End Alzheimer’s mobile app.
If we look at Alzheimer’s by the numbers, there are more than 5 million Americans living with this disease that is also the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. While there is no fee to register for Walk, all participants are encouraged to raise funds that will advance the mission of the Alzheimer’s Association by enabling critical care and support services and advancing research toward methods of prevention, treatment and, ultimately, a cure.
If you’d like to participate in a walk near you, you can register and find additional information here.