According to the Alzheimer’s Association, over 15 million Americans provide unpaid care for a person living with Alzheimer’s or other dementias, with 80 percent of this care being provided by family caregivers. Additionally, more than 60 percent of Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers rate the emotional stress of care giving as high or very high; one-third report symptoms of depression. Due to the physical and emotional toll of care giving on their own health, Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers had $8.7 billion in additional health care costs in 2011.
500 Turkeys - Brownie Mix Collection Rittenhouse Senior Living of Valparaiso is very excited to announce its latest venture of collecting 200 boxes of brownie mix for the local organization, 500 Turkeys. 500 Turkeys is a local organization dedicated to feeding hungry families in Northwest Indiana for Thanksgiving. Our contribution goal is to donate 200 boxes of brownie mix. Interested in joining us? Donations can be dropped off to our drop site at 1300 Vale Park Rd between now and October 31st. Thank you in advance for your contributions!
On Wednesday morning, The Friends of Hospice, the fundraising auxiliary of Hospice of the Calumet Area, hosted their annual "Mum's the Word" fall luncheon at Avalon Manor in Merrillville. The event kicked off with excitement as the boutique shopping began at 10:30 a.m., followed by the luncheon at noon.
Avalon Springs Health Campus in Valparaiso, IN honors World Alzheimer's Day, set for September 21, 2014, with article series, to not only further Alzheimer's awareness, but to help educate the public on the disease itself.
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