If you’ve ever looked at someone you know and love in the face and been unable to come up with their name, you understand on a tiny scale what it’s like to be betrayed by your own mind.
Many people fear the forgetfulness that comes with aging. Unfortunately, a misplaced set of keys or a forgotten appointment is the beginning of something more ominous for the 16 million people expected to have Alzheimer’s by 2050. According to the national Alzheimer’s Association, for those age 65 and older nearly one in eight live with Alzheimer’s. For those age 85 and older, more than half live with the disease.
Many communities have been affected by the recent rainfall that has hit our area.
The Red Cross depends on volunteers to accomplish the humanitarian organization’s mission: providing relief to victims of disaster and helping people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. As flooding continues across the area, more residents are asking how they can serve as volunteers.