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September 12, 2013

Alzheimer’s Blowout

Party supports efforts to end Alzheimer's disease through research

ANDERSON — It’s a word with which we’ve become all too familiar. Alzheimer’s disease is a fearsome and increasingly prevalent diagnosis. In the United States, we see one of the highest rates of the disease worldwide, a distinction shared with other developed, wealthy countries, according to data from the World Health Organization.

“It is a horrible disease,” said Kirby Cunningham, director of CAREgiver experience at Home Instead Senior Care. “By age 85, there’s a nearly 50 percent chance of Alzheimer’s or some kind of dementia. We want to learn how to prevent that.”

That’s why Home Instead and its caregivers are hosting an Alzheimer’s Blowout this Saturday. They’ve designed a fun family-friendly event from noon to 5 p.m. in the parking lot of Madison Park Church of God Scatterfield Site, 2604 N. Scatterfield Road. The carnival will include a bounce house, face painting, games and prizes that spell fun for kids. Food will also be available including the temptation of a bake sale.

Funds raised through the event will go to the Alzheimer’s Association. Information about Alzheimer’s disease will also be available on-site.

“This is World Alzheimer’s Month and we’re trying to make it count,” said Joe Wrin, founder of Home Instead Senior Care. “We have no cure in sight ... We’re still in outer space with this.”

Home Instead is a non-medical home health care company, with plenty of experience caring for Alzheimer’s patients. Their CARE program (an acronym for Changing Aging through Research and Education) incorporates training for caregivers that helps patients remain in their homes longer and live independently in a safe way.

Caregivers are trained to speak in a way that allows patients to feel more in control. They learn a variety of techniques to manage behaviors, and to stimulate memory usage.

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