According to the Alzheimer’s Association, 5.7 million folks in America have alzheimer’s disease. Some experts say that for each person with alzheimer’s, 3 more have their lives adversely affected.
5.7 × 3 = 17.1 million
5.7 + 17.1 = 22.8 million human beings
According to information I found a few minutes ago using Google, the population of the United States in 2015 was 321.4 million. I found that in 2010 we had approximately 74.2 million here, not of voting age. So . . . . .
321.4 – 74.2 = 247.20 possible eligible voters.
This is very non scientific, but of 247.20 million possible eligible voters, 22.8 million are adversely affected and they probably have awareness concerning alzheimer’s disease. So . . . . . 247.20 – 22.8 = 224.40 million folks here in America that may be unaware.
Voters have a say with lawmakers and lawmakers, along with the President, make the budget. The money earmarked for alzheimer’s research then goes to the National Institute of Health. They control the process. Scientists end up with the money and search for prevention and cures.
I would think the 22.8 million would be on board approving more research dollars. The 224.40 million may be the targets of those trying to raise awareness.
My opinion is that we need to show America the “Trenches.” I don’t know how to do that.
Wow, it took awhile huh? I’ve been disrespectful, arrogant, cocky and just plain mixed up. I have also been extremely helpful. I fell 7 times and got up 8. About me, I have learned, I Persist.
The message from me to caregivers is . . .
- If you need help, call the Alzheimer’s Association, and anyone else you can think of.
The message from me to Congress is . . .
- Please fund the National Alzheimer’s Plan to meet the objective set for 2025. You passed it unanimously and President Obama signed it into law.
The message from me to the public is . . .
- Please take care of yourself. Emotional and Physical fitness are key. Google the “Nun Study”
- Please ask Congress to fund the National Alzheimer’s Plan so the 2025 projection can become a reality.
- If you know a caregiver, please offer help.
Not sure, so at this moment, I will not attempt to. I appreciate all the folks that have allowed me to speak with them. Most were thanking me for my efforts. Something has changed for me. I just hope they do the work of the people responsibly. I aim to think of what I would do if I met with one.
Wow, so many messages this week about death from dementia.
Yep, not sure right not. I want to help caregivers and help prevent alzheimer’s and help find a cure. Gotta keep at it. Right?
Here’s a graphic from the National Institute of Health .
They are involved in alzheimer’s research.
Google Dr. Kenneth H. Cooper and see what you think. I first heard of him in 1968.
I did what he said and lost 100 lbs in 11 months.
Good cardiovascular health may slow or even stop alzheimer’s and other disease. That’s why this post is here.
Moderation is key to excercise, for most of us.
My heart rate was in, or very near, the aerobic zone for long enough to get the job done today. The pictures above tell the story about the weather.
It felt good out there.
A mild 84° in Roberta, Georgia. Nothing but beautiful blue skies. Peaceful out there.
“Running is nothing more than a series of arguments between the part of your brain that wants to stop and the part that wants to keep going.”
I got my stuff on and jumped in the car with mom to go see some new flooring at a neighbours house.
After a few moments, I put the Ipod in, and headed west on U.S. Highway 80. I circled back and jogged through Roberta.
The Roberta, Georgia Veterans Park
Beautiful weather on the Dixie Overland Highway (U.S. Highway 80)
3 miles today. I even went up and down a small stair case in town for a bit.
I had a good workout. Life is good.