Sept. 30, 2015– Residents, volunteers and team members from the Southeast
Georgia Health System Senior Care Center-Brunswick gathered for a walk
to raise awareness on World Alzheimer’s Day.
“Alzheimer's disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the
United States,” said Karen Andrews Daniel, LNHA, administrator,
Senior Care Center-Brunswick. “It is an honor to take time to raise
awareness for those in our community that are touched by this devastating
On World Alzheimer’s Day, celebrated each year on Sept. 21, organizations
and advocates around the world concentrate their efforts on raising awareness
for the neurological disease. With over 5.3 million Americans diagnosed,
including an estimated 200,000 under the age of 65, it is estimated that
44 million people worldwide have Alzheimer’s or related dementia.
Alzheimer’s causes problems with memory, thought process and behavior.
Symptoms usually develop slowly and get worse over time, becoming severe
enough to interfere with daily tasks. Alzheimer’s is not a normal
part of aging, although the greatest known risk factor is increasing age,
and the majority of people with Alzheimer’s are 65 and older. Current
treatments cannot stop Alzheimer’s from progressing, but some can
temporarily slow the worsening of dementia symptoms and improve quality
of life for those with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers.
For information about the Senior Care Center-Brunswick services, visit
sghs.org or call 1-855-ASK-SGHS (1-855-275-7447).