This is a time to be thankful. Time for family and friends. Time to look forward.
For those impacted by Alzheimer’s disease, the disease has drastically altered their time. For caregivers, time is stretched to the limit looking after the changing needs of their loved one. A day can seem like an eternity. For those living with the disease, their quality time in life is disappearing and spent on less fulfilling activities.
At the Alzheimer’s Association Cleveland Area Chapter, our staff and volunteers dedicate their time to assisting families in handling the physical, mental and emotional toll Alzheimer’s takes. But it is time very well spent. For example, in fiscal year 2014 staff and volunteers:
- invested 1,980 hours in care consultation,
- responded to 2,900 calls made to our 24-hour Helpline from our service area,
- hosted early stage programs for 1,100 attendees, and
- delivered 190 educational programs to more than 4,000 people.
It’s time we work together to end Alzheimer’s. With your support, time can be made more meaningful and enjoyable for people impacted by this tragic disease. Please consider making a tax-deductible, year-end gift to support critical free programs, personalized services and critical research for the more than 56,000 people in our five-county region living with Alzheimer’s. Considering the fact that every 67 seconds an American develops Alzheimer’s disease, your gift will help our services extend to the growing population. One day we can live in a world without Alzheimer’s.
I appreciate your consideration and wish you and your loved ones many meaningful times ahead.
President and CEO
P.S. Alzheimer’s disease has become the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. It is the only cause of death among the top 10 in America without a way to prevent it, cure it or slow its progression.