We're leading the way to Alzheimer's first survivor, but we need your help on
Our Director of Operations, Marcy Silver, is pictured with Walk to End Alzheimer's Committee Chairman Josh Brusca. Marcy and Josh were recognized at a recent committee meeting for their outstanding fundraising efforts.
Visiting Angels of Pikesville, led by Team Captain Marcy Silver, will be Walking to End Alzheimer's
on Saturday, October 26 at the Canton Waterfront Park!
At Visiting Angels of Pikesville, the care we offer those coping with Alzheimer's is one we embrace, but also one we look forward to ending with a cure. Until that day comes, we understand that care is more than a daily activity for caregivers. That is why we're a proud supporter of the Alzheimer's Association. In the past 5 years, Visiting Angels offices throughout the country have generated over a million dollars in donations to help in the fight to End Alzheimer's disease.
The Walk to End Alzheimer's is in 25 days! There's still time to join our team and lead the way to Alzheimer's first survivor. Just
click here to register and join us or to make a donation!
Every dollar advances the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association®. Together, we can end Alzheimer's disease!
People 65 Years and Older & Influenza
It has been recognized for many years that people 65 years and older are at greater risk of serious complications from the flu compared with young, healthy adults because human immune defenses become weaker with age. While flu seasons can vary in severity, during most seasons, people 65 years and older bear the greatest burden of severe flu disease. In recent years, for example, it's estimated that between about 70 percent and 90 percent of seasonal flu-related deaths have occurred in people 65 years and older and between 50 percent and 70 percent of seasonal flu-related hospitalizations have occurred among people in that age group. So influenza is often quite serious for people 65 and older.
The Emotions of Alzheimer's: What Families Should Expect
Your elderly loved one's Alzheimer's can turn daily life into an emotional rollercoaster. Sadly, Mom or Dad's bad moods can't be helped. The moods are symptoms of cognitive decline and a manifestation of the most common form of dementia. "Alzheimer's disease accounts for 60 percent to 80 percent of dementia cases," according to the
As the family caregiver, you are going to deal with adverse
personality changes in your elderly loved one with Alzheimer's. However, keep in mind
- the emotions are a manifestation of illness, not the person.