Thursday, September 20, 2012

Why I am wearing purple tomorrow

This video pretty much says it all. But here are some more facts and figures:
  • 5.4 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease.
  • One in eight older Americans has Alzheimer's disease.
  • Alzheimer's disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States and the only cause of death among the top 10 in the United States that cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed.
  • More than 15 million Americans provide unpaid care valued at $210 billion for persons with Alzheimer's and other dementias.
  • Payments for care are estimated to be $200 billion in the United States in 2012.

  • My Dad is one of those people who has Alzheimer's, and I don't want to have it someday, and I sure as hell don't want my son to have it. So that's why I'm wearing purple tomorrow.

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