Alzheimer's Disease has to be one of the most devastating diseases. The feelings of helplessness increases as you slowly and literally lose your mind. Did you know that Alzheimer’s is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States and the ONLY cause of death among the top 10 that cannot be prevented, slowed or cured?? As I researched Alzheimer's and participated in a conference call with The Motherhood and Banner Alzheimer's Institute I was shocked to hear that statistic! I also learned that there are 5.4 million Americans with Alzheimer's, with one new case diagnosed every 69 seconds. Alzheimer's Disease is on the rise and expected to exceed 7.7 Million by 2030. I am thrilled to share with you today a way that you can be a part of the fight against Alzheimer's Disease!
Just launched in 2012, The Alzheimer's Prevention Registry.
What is the Registry? The Registry is a community of people interested in making an impact on Alzheimer’s research to help stop the disease. It will provide regular updates on the latest scientific advances and news, as well as information on overall brain health. And to overcome one of the greatest obstacles to clinical research, the Registry will support enrollment into a variety of Alzheimer’s prevention studies across the country.
Who runs the Registry? Banner Alzheimer’s Institute (BAI) created the Alzheimer’s Prevention Registry as part of its mission to end Alzheimer’s disease without losing another generation. The Phoenix-based nonprofit organization is part of Banner Health, one of the largest non-profit health care systems in the country. BAI is helping to lead the fight against Alzheimer’s through its cutting-edge studies in detection, treatment and prevention and through a comprehensive model of care that addresses both medical and non-medical needs of patients and their families.
The only requirement to sign up for the registry is to be 18 or older. By signing up, you will have access to information and resources about what’s being done to fight this disease! This devastating, debilitating and incurable disease affects millions, but you can help us end Alzheimer’s without losing another generation. I encourage you to join the Alzheimer’s Prevention Registry.
Currently there are 5,000 people enrolled and the goal is 100,00 by June 2013. Will you join us?
This is a sponsored post for the Banner Alzheimer’s Institute Initiative and The Motherhood in which I took part in a webinar to learn more. All opinions are my own. (Information acquired from banneralz.org)