Famous People with Alzheimer’s , including You? Alzheimer’s Prevention Registry

[ 15 ] May 10, 2013 |

Famous People with Alzheimer’s, could Alzheimer’s be in your Future?

Famous People with Alzheimer’s, including You? was written by the Chief Blonde  in conjunction with a campaign by BOOMboxNetwork.com on behalf Alzheimer’s Prevention Initiative and I received payment for my participation. All opinions stated within are my own. I am so pleased to be able to share this information with you! 

FAMOUS People with alzheimer's

 Famous People with Alzheimer’s Top to Bottom, Left to Right: Charleton Heston (Actor), Baroness Margaret Thatcher (Prime Minister United Kingdom), Alzheimer’s Prevention Initiative, Rita Hayworth Actress, Burgess Meredith (Actor), Ronald Reagan (40th President of the US). 

Will the Famous People in your life get Alzheimer’s?

Chances are almost 100%  that you or someone you know will develop Alzheimer’s.  How would you feel if your spouse, child, mother, father, best friend were just lost to you?  The years of fustration, the anguish are REAL for both the patient and the caretakers.

“People think it’s just forgetting your keys, she says. Or the words for things. But there are the personality changes. The mood swings. The hostility and even violence. Even from the gentlest person in the world. You lose the person you love. And you are left with the shell… And you are expected to go on loving them even when they are no longer there. You are supposed to be loyal. It’s not that other people expect it. It’s that you expect it of yourself. And you long for it to be over soon.”
― Alice LaPlante, Turn of Mind

Top 10 Alzheimer Facts , if you weren’t worried before you will be now!

  1. Alzheimer’s is a devastating, debilitating and incurable disease of the brain.
  2. One new case of Alzheimer’s Disease is diagnosed every 68 Seconds
  3. One in nine Americans over age 65—and nearly one in three Americans over age 85—is currently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s
  4. If a cure is not found, the “Dementia Tsunami” of Alzheimer’s will increase to 13.8 Million people by 2050
  5. Alzheimer’s is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States
  6. Alzheimer’s is the only cause of death among the top 10 that cannot be prevented, slowed or cured
  7. One in 10 adults is responsible for providing or arranging care for a relative or friend with Alzheimer disease
  8. Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia

  9. The greatest known risk factor is increasing age
  10. Alzheimer’s symptoms and diagnoses do not discriminate, rich and poor alike and all races are vulnerable.

What is it LIKE to have Alzheimer’s?

Watch this amazing Alzheimer’s video from ABC News to get a feeling what a person who has Alzheimer’s experiences daily!

What Can YOU do to Help?  Join the Alzheimer’s Prevention Initiative

Alzheimer's Prevention Initiative

Let’s not lose another generation to Alzheimer’s ! Join the Alzheimer’s Prevention Initiative by signing up for the Alzheimer’s Prevention Registry right now. Let’s take the horrendous dementia facts and turn our worries into the cures and treatments to slow, halt or even prevent this disease.

What is the Alzheimer’s Prevention Registry?

The registry is a community of people interested in making an impact on Alzheimer’s research to help stop the disease. It will provide regular updates on the latest scientific advances and news, as well as information on overall brain health. And to overcome one of the greatest obstacles to clinical research, the Registry will support enrollment into a variety of  Alzheimer’s prevention studies across the country.

JOIN TODAY!

Click >>>Here<<< or click the picture below.  It’s free to become part of a community of people interested in keeping Alzheimer’s from stealing another generation!!

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  1. Geek Girl says:

    That is one powerful video. I actually had tears watching it. Anyone who has to personally deal with this should go through that experiment. Thank you so much for bringing this to our attention. Signed the registry.

  2. I read book about a young woman who was diagnosed. So sad. She was a scientist who studied it. Still Alice. Great read and better understanding of the disease.

  3. Jenn says:

    My grandmother’s sister had Alzheimer. It was so sad to watch my grandmother go in day after day and feed her sister and everyday her sister would ask who she was. Then one day a person my grandmother’s sister hadn’t seen in 20 years walked in the room and her sister recognized them. The pain in my grandmother’s eye was so devastating. What a tough disease.

  4. Krista says:

    I love this post! I think that it needs to be known that Alzheimer’s can happen to anyone. Even famous people. Great way to raise awareness!

  5. I have some very dear friends who have been dealing with this and it’s just heartbreaking to see and hear about. It definitely seems to be tougher on the supporting family than anyone else. :(

  6. Kelsey Apley says:

    My aunt passed away from Alzheimers, so it hits home. It is a rough disease and it is nice to bring awareness to it and get facts and such out.

  7. Sarah says:

    My husband’s grandmother developed Alzheimer’s and it was so hard to watch. She and her husband of a million years were so close and for the end of her life, she couldn’t remember him. It was like The Notebook without the warm, fuzzy happy ending, just a very sad time for everyone.

    I think it is a disease I fear the most.

  8. Great initiative. I pinned and tweeted about this too.

  9. Layne says:

    Thank you for sharing this! This is such a sad illness!

  10. Jenna Wood says:

    The other half’s grandmother practically raised him, until she was lost to Alzheimers, and him and his mother had to step in and care for her. He recounts many painful memories of becoming a ‘stranger’ to his own grandma. Anything to help spread awareness for this initiative is great. Most people do not think about it until it impacts them!

  11. Teresha says:

    My grand-aunt has Alzheimer’s. It’s one of those health issues that is hard for people to think about but it’s hard to ignore especially if the stats you shared. We are going to have to address the need for treatments and quality care for dementia patients in this country sooner or later!

  12. Lena says:

    This is so scary and the statistics are so not making me any happier

  13. CinnyBBS says:

    It really is sad to deal with. Great informative post!

  14. Jadey Sam says:

    Someone in my family also had this, the sister of my grandma. My grandma was quite sad to find out about this. I wish we could have prevented it.

  15. Jodi says:

    This is such a heartbreaking disease. That video was incredibly informative. I pray a cure is found for this disease soon.

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