FEB 22 AT 8AM and 10:45AM THERE WILL BE A SPECIAL SERVICE FOR THOSE WHOSE LIVES ARE TOUCHED BY ALZHEIMERS AND MEMORY LOSS
On Sunday, February 22, at 8AM and 10:45AM, we will hold our inaugural service in commemoration of those whose lives are touched by Alzheimer's disease and memory loss. The service will include a dramatic reflection written by a caregiver whose spouse has Alzheimer's disease, special hymns and prayers, a blessing for those participating in this year's Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk®, an exhibition in photos and words: "Isolation Unveiled: Refocusing Alzheimer's and Caregiving" on loan from the Meyerhoff Senior Center, Hollywood, Florida, and more. People are encouraged to bring in photos of their loved ones, living or deceased, who have suffered from Alzheimer's disease or memory loss for a special display for the service.
According to the Alzheimer's Association, as many as 5.2 million people in the United States are living with Alzheimer’s disease. That’s roughly the population of Minnesota and greater than the populations of 25 other states. Approximately 10 million baby boomers will develop Alzheimer's in their lifetime, and every 71 seconds someone develops Alzheimer’s. Alzheimer's is the sixth-leading cause of death in this country. The direct and indirect costs of Alzheimer's and other dementias to Medicare, Medicaid and businesses amount to more than $148 billion each year.