Pictured: Maisie Russell
Here is Renee's interview with Maisie Russell, Chair of the Greater Hartford Walk to End Alzheimer's!
She is also joined by Robin Sharp, Executive Director of the Alzheimer's Association Connecticut Chapter and Kristen Cusato, Director of Communications for the Alzheimer's Association Connecticut Chapter!
They chat about the seven upcoming Walk to End Alzheimer's events going on across the state, share some of the latest statistics regarding Alzheimer's, and talk about their personal connections to the disease.
Listen to the complete interview here:
Robin Sharp, Executive Director of the Alzheimer's Association Connecticut Chapter
Kristen Cusato, Director of Communications for the Alzheimer's Association Connecticut Chapter
Walk to End Alzheimer's Events
- Sep 8, 2019 - Litchfield, CT
- Sep 14, 2019 - New London, CT
- Sep 22, 2019 - Danbury, CT
- Sep 22, 2019 - Enfield, CT
- Sep 29, 2019 - New Haven, CT
- Oct 13, 2019 - Greater Hartford Area, CT
- Oct 13, 2019 - Norwalk / Fairfield County, CT
- Between 2000 and 2017, deaths from Alzheimer’s has increased 145 percent.
- Almost two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer’s disease are women.
- One in three seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or another dementia.
- Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States.
- More than 5 million Americans are living with the disease.
- There are more than 16 million caregivers of people living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias in the United States.
- In the United States someone develops Alzheimer’s every 65 seconds.
- In 2018, more than 16 million caregivers of people living with Alzheimer's disease or other dementias provided an estimated 18.5 billion hours of unpaid care, a contribution to the nation valued at more than $234 billion.
- In 2019, Alzheimer's disease will cost the United States $290 billion. This number is projected to rise to more than $1.1 trillion in 2050.
For more information, visit Alz.org