Host Jeremy C. Park talks with Amy LaGrant, Chair, along with Ashley Briggs, Co-Chair, and Tonya Brown, Mission Chair, with the Walk to End Alzheimer’s Nashville and the Alzheimer’s Association, TN Chapter. During the interview, each guest shares her personal story and reason for supporting the Alzheimer’s Association, then talks about the mission and efforts of the organization, including their focus on research, support groups and community education, and advocacy.
Dementia is a general term for a decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with daily life. Alzheimer’s is the most common cause of dementia. Alzheimer’s is a specific disease. Dementia is not.
- More than 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s.
- Alzheimer’s kills more than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined.
- Almost two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer’s disease are women.
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Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the world’s largest fundraiser for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. This inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to join the fight against the disease.
We’re moving forward with plans to host Walk to End Alzheimer’s® in person this fall. The health and safety of our participants, staff and volunteers remain our top priorities as we make decisions about event details in your community, and we’ll continue to offer options to participate online and in your neighborhood.
While there is no fee to register for Walk.To register online for a Walk, visit alz.org/walk and enter your zip code to find an event near you. Once on the local event page, click “Register.”