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Monday, July 21, 2008

A Walk to Remember

Our brains change as we age, just like the rest of our bodies. Evidently most of us notice some slowed thinking and occasional problems remembering certain things. However, serious memory loss, confusion and other major changes in the way our minds work are not a normal part of aging. They may be a sign that brain cells are malfunctioning.

In Alzheimer’s disease, parts of the cell’s factory stop running well. Just like a real factory, backups and breakdowns in one system cause problems in other areas. As damage spreads, cells lose their ability to do their jobs well. Unfortunately, there is no such cure for this type of disease. Eventually, they die.

In America, the Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk® is the nation's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer care, support and research – and it calls on volunteers of all ages to become champions in the fight against Alzheimer's. There are walks in more than 600 communities. A typical Memory Walk is a 2-3 mile walk held on a weekend morning in the fall.
By teaming up with the Alzheimer's Association, you can walk with a purpose – and move us closer to a world without Alzheimer's. Together, we can MOVE a nation.
So join the team now and offer a walk to fight Alzheimer’s disease. Show them your care!

Sponsored by Alzheimer's Walk

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