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Home Instead partners with Alzheimer’s for Memory Walk

VERO BEACH — Home Instead Senior Care, serving Indian River County, is partnering with the Alzheimer’s Association in Vero Beach as part of Memory Walk 2010.  The walk will be held at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, November 13 at Riverside Park.

The Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk™ is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer care, support and research.  Held annually in hundreds of communities across the country, this inspiring event calls on volunteers of all ages to become champions in the fight against Alzheimer’s.

An estimated 5.3 million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer’s disease, according to 2010 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures, recently released by the Alzheimer’s Association.  Proceeds from Memory Walk 2010 will support the mission of the Alzheimer’s Association  to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

“Every 70 seconds, someone in America develops Alzheimer’s disease,” said Ron Krasnansky, owner of the local Home Instead Senior Care.  “Our CAREGiversSM witness the staggering impact of this disease not only on seniors but their families as well.”

Home Instead Senior Care services are designed for practically any living arrangement where an older adult simply needs human interaction and help with day-to-day activities.

“We are proud to participate in the Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk” said Krasnansky.  “We are excited about this opportunity to partner with such a great organization that is working so hard to eliminate this terrible disease.”

The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research.  Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.  Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s.

For more information, visit www.alz.org.

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