Trying to Cook Up a Cure: Omelets for Alzheimer’s Event
Every 66 seconds someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s disease. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, the disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States.
On Friday, a Brooklyn Park assisted living facility did its part to cook up a cure. Tradition Independent and Assisted Living held its 2nd annual Omelets for Alzheimer’s event. The breakfast was $10 to attend and all of the proceeds helped benefit the Alzheimer’s Association.
Organizers say many of their residents suffer from the disease.
“They seem to really enjoy it,” said Jennifer Olson, community relations director for Tradition. “We are not a memory care community. However, this disease does affect so many of our residents. It’s nice that they can see that we still support the cause.”
The Alzheimer’s Association says that more than 5.5 million people in the United States suffer from the disease. It’s projected that by 2050 that number will increase to nearly 14 million.
Signs and Symptoms
One of the most common signs of disease is forgetting recently learned information. Others include forgetting important dates or events, asking for the same information over and over, and increasingly needing to rely on memory aids.
Other signs include challenges planning or solving problems, difficulty completing familiar tasks, confusion with time or place and misplacing things just to name a few. You can find more signs and symptoms by clicking here.