Celebrity Fight Night
 
 

We are looking forward to winning the fight for Alzheimer’s together on March 10th when we raise our hands to pledge our support, knowing every $10,000 donation will provide 10 families with the support they need each year to battle this disease. Together we can make a difference and continue the fight of charities.

EVERY $10,000 RAISED PROVIDES SUPPORT TO 10 ALZHEIMER’S AND DEMENTIA FAMILIES FOR ONE YEAR!

The Alzheimer’s and Memory Disorders Program at Barrow Neurological Institute sees 3,500 patients each year. It costs an average of $10,000 per year to provide patient and caregiver support services for 10 Alzheimer’s and dementia patients, which includes medical assistants, nurses, program coordinators, patient outreach and support groups, and a full time social worker.

ABOUT ALZHEIMER’S AND DEMENTIA

Unfortunately, 1 out of 20 people at the age of 65 will have Alzheimer’s; and sadly 1 out of 3 when they reach the age of 85. With people living longer, the incidence of Alzheimer’s is increasing. Though there is no cure, it is possible to slow the progression and ease the burden of the disease. Alzheimer’s is challenging for the person living with the disease and for their family and friends. At Barrow, they are uniquely positioned to meet this challenge.

ABOUT THE BARROW NEUROLOGICAL INSTITUTE’S ALZHEIMER’S AND MEMORY DISORDERS PROGRAM

The Barrow program is actively involved in researching and testing promising new treatments; and is committed to providing continuing care and counseling to Alzheimer’s patients and caregivers. Barrow’s vision is to treat the patients of today, while discovering a cure for tomorrow. In ten years, their hope is to transform dementia due to Alzheimer’s from a terminal disease to a chronic disease.