"There are an estimated 5 million Americans currently affected, with another person developing Alzheimer's every 71 seconds ... By mid-century, someone will develop the disease every 33 seconds unless we do something.
Alzheimer's disease is an escalating epidemic due to our aging population. In fact, 10 million baby boomers will develop Alzheimer's disease in their lifetime". From a letter written on behalf of the Alzheimer's Association
Did you know this week people are celebrating World Alzheimer's Day? A lovely lady named Caroline King is wanting to initiate a legacy of thanks to the carers who look after so many people with this crippling disease, in memory of her own grandmother who passed away because of it. She has asked that people make a card of thanks for someone who cares for an Alzheimer's sufferer, and in return she will give that person an entry to win an enormous amount of blog candy that has been donated by all sorts of stamping companies. The total package is worth over $1,000!
If you don't know a carer for someone with Alzheimer's disease, that's OK - Caroline has supplied an address you can send your card to and you will still be able to thank someone.
I hope you have a chance to participate. Caroline has the rules on her blog and says "All entries that follow the rules will be printed out on Friday, September 26 at @ 8 PM (central time) (MY GRANDMOTHER's BIRTHDAY)."
Do let me know if you do participate! I'm going to!