Alzheimer’s Caregivers Can Help Fight the Disease

This month we recognize both National Alzheimer’s Awareness month and National Family Caregivers Month. These are nationally recognized months seeking to draw attention and raise awareness about Alzheimer’s and issues that affect family caregivers.

Caring for another person can be both rewarding and demanding. Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease can be especially challenging, even in the best of circumstances.  In the U.S., more than five million people over the age of 65 are currently living with Alzheimer’s disease. Over 15 million more Americans provide unpaid care for their loved ones with Alzheimer’s.

Lorraine is a wife and a mother, and has been a full-time caregiver to her husband, Walter, for the past 4 years.  Walter is 68, but he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s at the age of 64. Lorraine felt helpless against the disease until she joined an Alzheimer’s support group and decided to help fight the disease by participating in research studies.

Ongoing clinical trials and studies, including the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI) – the largest Alzheimer’s study, offer the data that is gathered to scientists around the world to help inform and speed new treatments.  There are more than 50 research centers in the U.S. that are seeking to recruit clinical trial volunteers over the age of 55 with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease.  Farr Law Firm, P.C. believes that effective research is extremely important in finding ways to slow Alzheimer’s and find new treatments for the disease.

We would like to take the opportunity to recognize the important work of caregivers, like Lorraine, by offering a special discount. If you’re a caregiver, then as a thank you, for the remainder of the month of November we’ll give you 25% off our services just for mentioning this article.

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About Evan H Farr, CELA, CAP

Evan H. Farr is a 4-time Best-Selling author in the field of Elder Law and Estate Planning. In addition to being one of approximately 500 Certified Elder Law Attorneys in the Country, Evan is one of approximately 100 members of the Council of Advanced Practitioners of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and is a Charter Member of the Academy of Special Needs Planners.

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