Wednesday, October 5, 2011

What a Difference Spending a Few Hours with Someone with Alzheimer's Disease Can Make

 In this blog post by AFA Teens Advisory Board member, Barrett Cole, she addresses the growing Alzheimer's disease epidemic and calls on teens to make a difference by volunteering and spending a few hours with someone with the disease.
     
Alzheimer’s disease doesn’t just affect the people with the disease; it has a huge impact on their families, their friends and their communities.  It not only robs individuals of their cognitive abilities, but it steals time and energy from everyone involved.  With a growing aging community, Alzheimer’s disease continues to wreak havoc on those whose lives it affects.  As people live longer, and with no cure yet in sight, Alzheimer’s disease will have a huge impact not only on older generations but on younger generations as well. 

Alzheimer’s disease is a growing problem.  According to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA), it is estimated that as many as 5.1 Americans may have Alzheimer’s disease.  

Current research from the National Institute of Aging (NIA) indicates that the prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease doubles every five years beyond age 65.  While deaths from other major health factors continue to drop in the United States, the number of deaths due to Alzheimer’s disease continues to increase.
            
With a disease like Alzheimer’s, for which there is no cure, one of the most important things that we can do as neighbors and communities is to give of our time and energy in helping people dealing with the disease and its insurmountable trials.
            
Alzheimer’s disease is not only emotionally draining, but it is financially draining.  It is estimated that one to four family members act as caregivers for each individual with Alzheimer’s disease, according to AFA.  The annual cost of caring for one individual with Alzheimer's disease ranges from nearly $18,500 to more than $36,000, depending on the stage of the disease, and the national tab for caring for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease is estimated at $100 billion annually.

"The demands of day-to-day care, changing family roles and difficult decisions about placement in care facilities can be extremely hard to handle," according to the NIA.  Community initiatives such as online and face-to-face support groups can be a lifeline to those dealing with these issues.

Volunteering to just visit someone with Alzheimer’s disease for as little as an hour can make a difference both for the caregiver and the individual with the disease.  Additionally, recent studies show that social engagement and mentally stimulating pursuits can help reduce the risk of cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease in particular. Take the time to go read a book or play a game with someone with Alzheimer’s disease.  Cook a meal.  Hold a conversation with an individual who spends most of the day alone taking care of a loved one.  Help educate members your community about this disease and risk factors.
            
Even one small act of kindness like this can mean the world to people affected by Alzheimer’s disease—and can reward you with meaningful experiences in the process.
               

6 comments:

  1. Alzheimer's I have a family and I loved reading this information. thank you guys for the blog. I hope you continue writing many more relevant topics.

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  2. I am so very happy to share this great testimony about a powerful spell caster DR OVIA who rescue me from this deadly disease(Alzheimer's disease), I am Crystal Conner from United states, i was once suffering from Alzheimer's disease and i tried my possible best to get cured but all seems in vain, So all through this period of my life, i was unhappy until the very day i came across the testimony of a lady on a blogger testifying how she was helped by DR OVIA in curing her HIV and she also mentioned that this same man can equally healed and cure any sickness with his herbal medicine, So without any doubt, i contacted him on his email which is droviasolutioncenter@gmail.com and i explained my problems to him, without wasting time, he told me that he is going to help me and did an herbal medicine for me which he sent to me and he told me to using it according to the instruction that i will see on it, so i abide to him, before i know it, i was beginning to feel some changes in me and i went for medical check up and to my surprise, i was healed and cured from the disease, I am so very happy now as i am sharing this testimony and i want to use this medium to tell anyone who is passing through this Alzheimer's disease should qucikly contact DR OVIA on his email: droviasolutioncenter@gmail.com or call him through his mobile number +2347067610698. His Herbal medicine is one of a kind and i believe he can also cure you too just as he has cured me..
    Thanks..

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  3. I am so very happy to share this great testimony about a powerful spell caster DR OVIA who rescue me from this deadly disease(Alzheimer's disease), I am Crystal Conner from United states, i was once suffering from Alzheimer's disease and i tried my possible best to get cured but all seems in vain, So all through this period of my life, i was unhappy until the very day i came across the testimony of a lady on a blogger testifying how she was helped by DR OVIA in curing her HIV and she also mentioned that this same man can equally healed and cure any sickness with his herbal medicine, So without any doubt, i contacted him on his email which is droviasolutioncenter@gmail.com and i explained my problems to him, without wasting time, he told me that he is going to help me and did an herbal medicine for me which he sent to me and he told me to using it according to the instruction that i will see on it, so i abide to him, before i know it, i was beginning to feel some changes in me and i went for medical check up and to my surprise, i was healed and cured from the disease, I am so very happy now as i am sharing this testimony and i want to use this medium to tell anyone who is passing through this Alzheimer's disease should qucikly contact DR OVIA on his email: droviasolutioncenter@gmail.com or call him through his mobile number +2347067610698. His Herbal medicine is one of a kind and i believe he can also cure you too just as he has cured me..
    Thanks..

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  4. THANKS TO DR BENEDICT FOR SOLVING MY PROBLEMS

    An amazing testimony on a spell caster who brought my wife back to me.. My name is Andy Sowers,i live in Australia,and I'm happily married to a lovely and caring wife,with two kids.A very big problem occurred in my family seven months ago,between me and my wife.so terrible that she took the case to court for a divorce.she said that she never wanted to stay with me again,and that she didn't love me anymore.So she packed out of my house and made me and my children passed through severe pain. I tried all my possible means to get her back,after much begging,but all to no avail.and she confirmed it that she has made her decision,and she never wanted to see me again. So on one evening,as i was coming back from work,i met an old friend of mine who asked of my wife.So i explained every thing to her,so she told me that the only way i can get my wife back,is to visit a spell caster,because it has really worked for her too.So i never believed in spell,but i had no other choice,than to follow her advice. Then she gave me the email address of the spell caster whom she visited.{benedictsolutioncentre@gmail.com}. So the next morning,i sent a mail to the address she gave to me,and the spell caster assured me that i will get my wife back the next day.What an amazing statement!! I never believed,so he spoke with me,and told me everything that i need to do. Then the next morning, So surprisingly, my wife who didn't call me for the past seven {7}months,gave me a call to inform me that she was coming back.So Amazing!! So that was how she came back that same day,with lots of love and joy,and she apologized for her mistake,and for the pain she caused me and my children. Then from that day,our relationship was now stronger than how it were before,by the help of a spell caster DR benedict. So.
    So,if you are in a similar problem or any kind of problems you can also contact him via his email(benedictsolutioncentre@gmail.com}he is the solution to all your problems and predicaments in life.his email again is{benedictsolutioncentre@gmail.com}.

    HE ALSO SPECIALIZE IN THE THE FOLLOWING PROBLEMS;

    (1) If you want your ex back.
    (2) If you want to be promoted in your office.
    (3) If you want a child.
    (4) If you want to be rich.
    (5) if you have any sickness like ( H I V/AIDS ),(CANCER) or any sickness.
    (6) if you want job promotion


    once again make sure you contact him if you have any problem he will help you. his email address is(benedictsolutioncentre@gmail.com)

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  5. BE CAREFUL HERE NOBODY CAN HELP YOU HERE OR EVEN SUGGEST HOW YOU CAN GET YOUR EX OR LOVE BACK,ANY TESTIMONIES OF MOST SPELL CASTER HERE MUST BE IGNORE.BECAUSE MOST OF THEM ARE SCAM I MEAN REAL SCAM WHICH I WAS A VICTIM AND I GOT RIPPED OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS BECAUSE I WAS SO ANXIOUS TO GET MY WIFE BACK AFTER SHE LEFT ME FOR OVER 2 YEARS WITH MY 7 YEARS OLD SON JERRY,I HAVE APPLIED TO 7 DIFFERENT SPELL CASTER HERE AND ALL TO NO AVAIL THEY ALL ASK FOR SAME THING SEND YOUR NAME YOUR EX NAME ADDRESS AND PICTURE PHONE NUMBER ETC WHICH I DID OVER AND OVER AGAIN AND MOST OF THEM WERE FROM WEST AFRICA UNTIL I SAW A POST ABOUT MAMA ANITA SPELL AND I DECIDED TO GAVE HER MY LAST TRAIL.SHE ASK ME FOUR THINGS MY REAL NAME,MY EX AND MY EX MOTHER NAME AND $380 AND SAID MY EX WILL COME BACK IN 24HOURS, I HAVE PAID OVER $3000 ON SPELL CASTING AND COURIER AND NOTHING HAVE WORK FOR ME AFTER 3 DAYS I WAS THINKING ABOUT HOW MUCH I HAVE LOST SO FAR SO I SAID LET ME GIVE HER A TRY SO I CALLED HER AGAIN AND SEND MY REAL NAME,MY EX AND MY EX MOTHER NAME AND THE $380 BECAUSE I SWEAR IT WAS MY LAST TRY SO I WAS WAITING AS SHE TOLD ME TO WAIT TILL NEXT DAY AND I COULD NOT SLEEP THAT NIGHT BECAUSE I REALLY LOVE MY WIFE AND WANT HER BACK AT 9PMTHAT DAY I SAW MY WIFE ON LINE ON FACE BOOK AND SHE SAID HI AT FIRST I WAS SHOCK BECAUSE SHE NEVER TALK WITH ME FOR THE PAST A YEAR AND 9 MONTH NOW I DID NOT REPLY AGAIN SHE SAID ARE YOU THERE? I QUICKLY REPLY YES AND SHE SAID CAN WE SEE TOMORROW I SAID YES AND SHE WENT OFF-LINE I WAS CONFUSED I TRY TO CHAT HER AGAIN BUT SHE WAS NO MORE ON LINE I COULD NOT SLEEP THAT NIGHT AS I WAS WONDERING WHAT SHE IS GOING TO SAY, BY 7.AM THE NEXT MORNING SHE GAVE ME A MISS CALL I DECIDED NOT TO CALL BACK AS I WAS STILL ON SHOCK AGAIN SHE CALL AND I PICK SHE SAID CAN WE SEE AFTER WORK TODAY I SAID YES SO SHE END THE CALL IMMEDIATELY I GOT OFF WORK SHE CALL ME AND WE MEET AND NOW WE ARE BACK AGAIN I CALL MAMA ANITA THE NEXT DAY THANKING HER FOR WHAT SHE HAS DONE IN FACT I STILL CALL HER AND THANK HER AS MY LIFE WAS NOT COMPLETE WITHOUT MY WIFE PLEASE BE CAREFUL HERE I HAVE BEEN SCAM THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS IF YOU WANT A TRUE LOVE SPELL THEN CONTACT MAMA ANITA (mamaanita.lovespellsolution@gmail.com) or mama.anitaspellcraft@hotmail.com

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  6. As much as i would like to advice and give my testimony how i resolve my marriage problems, typing a long text wouldn't help me tell the truth better so i would just be straight forward in what i have to say.First love spell are real second if you are to contact any spell caster be very careful so as not to contact the wrong one as at now the only one i would recommend is Ajayi Ololo.He helped me with my marriage problem and some other thing i needed to be fixed can really give details here.At a time it was hard to trust him because he asked for material i had to pay for or produce as wrong as i was,i thought he was reaping me off my money as the non-real and fake spell caster did.Just when i thought to say no more he finished what i had asked him to do for me. I felt humiliated for not trusting him at first.For me i can say he is real and if you ever contact him have no fear you're safe with him because he can fix the longest broken relationship you can see other testimony online if you are skeptical about mine.His contact email is ajayiololo@yahoo.com

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