Alzheimer’s is a disease that affects many people in the United States every year. This health condition is often associated with memory loss, but it is much more than that.
Unfortunately, Alzheimer’s is not normal aging but a disease that cannot be prevented, treated or cured. Experts underline that our best bet to prevent Alzheimer’s is by having a healthy and active lifestyle.
Thanks to the latest research it was established that people who are more active are less likely to develop dementia, Alzheimer’s and other life-threatening health conditions. This disease can also occur in younger adults.
However, it takes the time to develop depending on every person. In other words, some people can live up to 20 years with Alzheimer’s until the disease reaches a critical point.
Based on a study, people who work or have regular physical exercises, seniors included, are healthier and less vulnerable to heart conditions, diabetes, brain disease and other health issues than those who have no activity.
If people were better informed, maybe Alzheimer’s disease would no longer be regarded as such a social problem in the United States. Therefore, the Berkshire Alzheimer’s Partnership doubled their efforts to raise awareness, support and to help patients and caregivers who are fighting with this disease.
According to Karen Gold, partnership co-chair, the summer solstice was the best opportunity and the perfect symbol of the longest day of support against Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. The event had many great recreational activities such as inspirational ceremonies, park decorations, live music, candles and so on.
Furthermore, the residents and visitors had the opportunity to get into contact with the organization and to receive support and medical assistance. According to Lynn Pandell, Home Care Services of Massachusetts executive director and event co-chair, the primary target of the event was to inspire and encourage the people fighting this devastating disease and to raise awareness.
People usually feel confused and isolated, so they need to be understood. Furthermore, they need to connect with someone in order to feel that they are not alone in this battle. The park was decorated with the purple color to catch the attention of every single person in the surroundings.
During the day, participants played cards and golf among many other activities to raised funds and awareness regarding the situation of the Alzheimer’s disease.