Did you catch the documentary "Alzheimer's: Every Minute Counts" on PBS last night? It sounds the alarm of the impact Alzheimer's is about to have on the US. With a new case of Alzheimer's diagnosed every minute in the US and every 4 seconds world-wide, the approaching tsunami of patients will overwhelm our medical resources.
A successful treatment is desperately needed. It is needed to help ease the anxiety and confusion of the patients with Alzheimer's. It is needed to help ease the burden on the care givers. It is needed to help ease the drain on the economy. From the individual level to world-wide, treatment is needed.
If you did not catch it, you can at least view some of the clips which have been made available. Hopefully, the documentary will be aired again soon or made available online in its entirety.
In the meantime, you can help fund research to find a cure. I am. My husband and I have established a monthly deduction to go to Alzheimer's research. It's not a lot, but over the course of the year, it will add up. Combined with other contributions, it can have a big impact.
If you're considering supporting Alzheimer's research, here are some links to organizations you can consider. Do some research and choose the organization(s) which make you most comfortable.
Cure Alzheimer's Fund
Here's the list of Alzheimer's charities rated on Charity Navigator.