This is the ninth year the Rockin' Rita's will be participating in the Sauk County Alzheimer's & Dementia Walk in celebration of my unforgettable grandmother Rita Corbett.
Although many things have changed since the team's first walk nine years ago - unfortunately not enough has changed. 1 in 3 seniors will die with Alzheimer's or dementia with over 5 million individuals currently living with dementia or Alzheimer's right now.
Going forward this number is predicted to increase rapidly, with an expected diagnosis every 33 seconds by 2050. The next nine, ten, twenty years need to bring about MORE change in the realm of Alzheimer's research and solutions. Not just for the people experiencing the struggle of dementia and Alzheimer's but for the family and friends who often provide unpaid labor when providing care for those afflicted.
The Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance of WI is not only working to bring about the changes needed to find a cure through advocacy and research they are helping educate our communities and support our local caregivers as they begin, endure, or complete their journey with Alzheimer's and Dementia.
Please make a donation if you are able - any amounts is valuable and will be used in our communities to bring about real change.