I want to start the week off by reminding you that September is World Dementia Awareness Month, and link you to an excellent new website developed by Richard Taylor, PhD, who himself is a dementia patient: There are a lot of segments for you to read and become involved - just pick one (or more)!
This month is a time when we can all shine, especially caregivers and those who help us by championing the cause of research and legislation: Our Champions, as they are called. But it isn't just a special month out of the year that's important. This month should serve as a reminder that we need to be proactive year-round, because Alzheimer's/Dementia research is at a very low rung on the funding/research "ladder", and for a disease which is the 6th leading cause of death and the 10th in our nation which cannot be prevented or cured, this is unacceptable.
I've written before that the chances of you knowing someone with dementia are very high and they'll be higher very quickly, so this is another reason for all of us to act now and keep it up. Remember , the feds are looking to cut costs everywhere and they don't need to cut our costs.
So, please take a look at Richard's site and see where you fit in. I guarantee you will find one and you and your ideas will be welcome!
I wish you a pleasant week coming up, and please spare a couple of seconds to click on my link to feed unwanted pets below.
Next Blog Entry: An update on Alzheimer's In The Workplace, and Veterans With Alzheimer's.
For our Champions