September is World Alzheimer's Awareness Month

September 10, 2018
September is World Alzheimer's Awareness Month

September is World Alzheimer's Awareness Month and I want to invite you to join me in spreading the word that help is available. There are resources to assist patients and families and dedicated scientists are making great strides towards a cure.

Alzheimer's disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. Here in Connecticut, 77,000 are living with Alzheimer's and that number is projected to rise to 91,000 by 2025.

When confronting and treating Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia, it is important to accurately diagnose the condition as early as possible. Alzheimer's can present differently in different people. The symptoms are often as unique as the individual being affected.

The good news is that promising research is happening - much of it right here in CT. And that research needs our support.

Seven Annual END ALZ Walks are taking place this fall in Connecticut. They are joyful events full of Hope, Fun & Support. The Greater New Haven Walk begins at Lighthouse Point on Sept. 30th. I will be there. Please join us!

For more details about the Walks and to learn more about Alzheimer's symptoms and the resources available for patients and families, consult the wonderful Alzheimer's Association by going to www.Alz.org/ct