The death of a spouse is an especially hard life event to experience, but this trial poses a special challenge to sufferers of Alzheimer's, who must now live without their primary caregiver and mate. The dementia sufferer will typically express random bouts of confusion mixed with periods of death recall and non-death recall following the death. This further wound already grieving family members who are aching to see their loved one properly grieve the loss of his or her spouse.
However, depending on the severity of the illness, the surviving spouse may not have the sufficient memory bandwidth to process the death.
Alzheimer's disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. It causes untold emotional pain and difficulty for the loved ones of the five million Americans currently suffering with the disease; but, at present, there is no cure. A recent study on light therapy emerged from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and has created promise for a new therapy that might alleviate Alzheimer's suffering.
Life Force has specialized in providing live-in home health aides since 1989. Over the past 27 years we have seen the effects that Alzheimer's disease has had on many of our clients and their supportive family members. We personally have serviced hundreds who have battled Alzheimer's and join in the effort to provide support to combat this detrimental disease. More than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer's and that number is expected to grow to as many as 16 million by 2050.
In response, Life Force has organized a wrap-around fundraising event for the Walk to End Alzheimer's to generate awareness while raising donations for our team goal. The money raised for the walk will empower the Alzheimer's Association to continue to do what it does best: (1) Provide support to victims and to the family members who struggle alongside their loved ones. (2) Support ongoing research to find a cure.
Life Force Caregivers for the Elderly is participating in the Walk to End Alzheimer's in Philadelphia, PA on November 09, 2014. Take a few moments to visit our website, alz.lifeforceeldercare.com, to learn more about contributing to a great event. There are two ways you can help. You can support our walk by mailing a donation to 1060 N. Kings Highway, Suite 314, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034 or become a walker and raise money to walk with team Life Force Caregivers for the Elderly.