Letters to the Editor

Alzheimer’s

Thank you for the recent article about the adult day care published on Aug. 17. The article shed some light on a growing epidemic: Alzheimer’s disease. Currently, over 5 million Americans are living with the disease and that number is expected to triple by 2050. The time to talk about Alzheimer’s and our aging population is now. The time to fight back is now.

As a community, we can make a difference by raising awareness about the resources available and support research in order to find a way to prevent, treat or cure the sixth-leading cause of death. The best way to accomplish this is by participating in the new Belleville Walk to End Alzheimer’s which is being held on Saturday, Oct. 10 at SWIC. The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research.

I urge my community to join me as I walk to make a difference. Together, we can be a powerful force and put up a good fight. Alzheimer’s disease can’t currently be stopped or slowed. Neither can we.

Yvette Tart

O’Fallon

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