It's a disease without a cure but we learn more about it every year.
According to the Alzheimer Association, the disease is expected to triple by 2050. Although there isn't a cure right now, there are ways to reduce your risk of developing Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia that you can include in your everyday routine. Having a healthy diet, staying active, keeping social and expanding your mind to learn are the four main components to practice every day to maintain a healthy brain.
"The risk of Alzheimer's is very high in our country," said Morgan Hartford, the Southern Regional Director of Arizona. "In Arizona, Alzheimer's is the fourth leading cause of death which is higher than the national average. It's really important for us as a community and Arizonans to take notice of this disease and for things, we can do to control it and reduce the risk of Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia."
If you would like to fight to end Alzheimer's, you can join the Yuma Walk to End Alzheimer's at Smucker Park in Yuma. The event starts at 9 a.m. and if you have any questions you can click here.