Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Teen In Action on World Alzheimer's Day

TEENS IN ACTION were on the MOVE in recognition of World Alzheimer’s Day. TEENS dressed in their purple Memory Walk shirts distributed Purple Mardi Gras beads to staff and students, upon arrival to school, Tuesday morning. A brief presentation was given to promote awareness about Alzheimer’s Disease, as well as to provide information on World Alzheimer’s Day and the significance of wearing the purple beads. To quote Lexi Vanbrocklin, one of the TEENS, “The beads went great!! A lot of people took them and wore them all day long!” GREAT JOB TEENS!!!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Alzheimer's Myth #8

There are treatments available to stop the progression of Alzheimer's disease

Reality: At this time, there is no treatment to cure, delay or stop the progression of Alzheimer's disease. FDA-approved drugs temporarily slow worsening of symptoms for about 6 to 12 months, on average, for about half of the individuals who take them.