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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Alzheimer's Associations Memory Walk: Walk in the Memory of Judith Ann Passe

Judith Ann Passe of Hampton, MN passed away on March 18th of 2010, at the very early age of 70, due to complications resulting from Alzheimer's disease. Judith and her husband Daniel Passe would have celebrated 53 years of marriage this month on September 28th. Daniel's greatest love was for his wife Judith and he has taken on the cause to help raise awareness about this terrible disease. Mr. Passe would like nothing more than for everyone to be involved or to donate in the name of Judith, to help find a cure for all those who are suffering with Alzheimer's disease. There are several ways to help, just follow the links below to get started and get involved in a finding a cure!
Click Here To Sign Up For The Memory Walk!

Alzheimer’s disease is a brain disorder named for German physician Alois Alzheimer, who first described it in 1906. Scientists have learned a great deal about Alzheimer’s disease in the century since Dr. Alzheimer first drew attention to it. Today we know that Alzheimer’s: Is a progressive and fatal brain disease. As many as 5.3 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer's destroys brain cells, causing memory loss and problems with thinking and behavior severe enough to affect work, lifelong hobbies or social life. Alzheimer’s gets worse over time, and it is fatal. Today it is the seventh-leading cause of death in the United States.

It is the most common form of dementia, a general term for memory loss and other intellectual abilities serious enough to interfere with daily life. Alzheimer’s disease accounts for 50 to 80 percent of dementia cases. Other types of dementia include vascular dementia, mixed dementia, dementia with Lewy bodies and frontotemporal dementia.

It has no current cure. But treatments for symptoms, combined with the right services and support, can make life better for the millions of Americans living with Alzheimer’s. There is an accelerating worldwide effort under way to find better ways to treat the disease, delay its onset, or prevent it from developing.

To Learn More Visit www.alz.org Or Call 800.272.3900

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