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Great Gift Idea For The Caregivers Of Patients With Alzheimer’s Disease

Some key facts about Alzheimer’s disease :

5.3 Million people living in the US have Alzheimer’s disease.
Alzheimer’s disease is the 7th leading cause of death in the US.
The cost of Alzheimer’s and other dementias in the US, including the direct costs of Medicare and Medicaid and indirect costs to businesses and the employees who are caregivers of persons with Alzheimer’s, amounts to more than 172 billion dollars in annual costs.
There are roughly 10.9 million unpaid Alzheimer’s caregivers, which usually mean a family member.

With a rapidly aging baby boomer population, Alzheimer’s continues to affect more lives. From 2000-2006, Alzheimer’s disease deaths increased 46.1 percent, while other selected causes of death decreased. Strategic investments in other diseases have resulted in declines in deaths, and we need to see the same type of investment for Alzheimer’s. Awareness and Education are huge, but with the 10 million plus unpaid caregivers out there, I can only think of “Acknowledgement” for their patience, complex challenges and dedication. For the person with Alzheimer’s, the interaction with the caregiver means everything.

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In 2008, The United States Postal Service announced a commemorative stamp series promoting awareness of the disease. Perhaps you may want to visit USPS.com to purchase a framed print as a wonderful acknowledgement of their caring. They offer a special 11 x 11 inch-framed artwork commemorating 2008’s Alzheimer’s Awareness stamp release. The artwork is centered around the Alzheimer’s Awareness inset with the words Care — Support — Cureabove and Thank You below. Also included is the following text:

“Your strength and patience reach forever
As we make this difficult journey together.
Please preserve the memories once shared
And protect my dignity when I lapse to care.
For each day I will need you just a little more
To hold my hand and to reassure.
As my thoughts fade and my memories dim
Know that my heart still loves you deep within.”

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About The Author: Gloria Ha’o Schneider is an expert in senior citizen and baby boomer issues. Her topics revolve around Senior Living and Healthcare to provide the latest information to this demographic as well as their families and loved ones.

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