Freedom Home Care is raising awareness of Alzheimer’s and showing their support for the families, loved ones, and care givers of those suffering with the disease. As the only major cause of death that cannot be prevented, cured or slowed, and more than five million Americans living with the disease, Freedom Home recognizes that Alzheimer’s does not only affect the patient but also their family, friends and caregivers.
“Research shows that one in three seniors dies of Alzheimer’s,” states Sharon Burack, founder and CEO of Freedom Home Care. “It is important for our Freedom family to show our support to all those that are affected.”
Freedom Home Care’s number one goal is to always maintain health and wellness while understanding the importance of being preventative of problems before they arise. To adhere to this, Freedom Home Care offers some tips for understanding and coping with the disease:
- Live in the moment and enjoy the time you have with your loved ones.
- Identify sources of help and support by developing a personal support plan.
- Make the time every day for reflection to help with acceptance.
To show its support to raise awareness for Alzheimer’s, Freedom Home Care sponsors the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s-North Shore, IL and encourages the public to get out and walk this year. The annual walk is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support, and research.
The event will take place on September 27th, and North Shore walk participants are encouraged to get out and walk on every street, path, and in every neighborhood where they can be socially distanced. The Opening and Promise Garden Ceremony with take place virtually at 9:30 am with the walk beginning at 10:00 am. To register for the 2020 walk, please visit: https://act.alz.org/site/TR/Walk2020/IL-Illinois?fr_id=13428&pg=entry.
“Freedom Home Care is honored to be part of the 15.9 million amazing caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias in the United States as a sponsor and supporter,” says Burack.
Although this year’s event will not take place as a large in-person gathering, Freedom Home Care and the Alzheimer’s Association invites all community members to walk in small teams of friends and family. Throughout the day, funds will be raised in support of Alzheimer’s research and support throughout our communities.
Contact us at Freedom Home Care today to learn more! We look forward to hearing from you.