Moving to Make Memories Last
To hear our employees share their stories about how Alzheimer's has affected their lives, click the video below.
- With no cure, and over 5 million Americans living with this disease, Alzheimer’s has become the 6th leading cause of death in the United States.
- In 2014, an estimated 450,000 people in the United States will die with Alzheimer's.
- This disease has touched many Hapman employee lives. For them and the millions of other suffering Americans, we are joining forces with the Alzheimer’s Association to help raise funds for research of this fatal disease.
From July 1, 2013 through December 31, 2013, Hapman donated $250 for every Helix® order. Thank you for supporting Moving to Make Memories Last.
While the program has ended, those who wish to make a personal donation may still do so by clicking the "donate" button on this page.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE
WHAT IS ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE?
According to the Alzheimer’s Association website, Alzheimer’s is a form of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking, and behavior. The disease is progressive where the dementia symptoms gradually worsen over time. In late- stage Alzheimer’s individuals lose the ability to carry on daily tasks and conversations.
THE IMPORTANCE OF FUNDING RESEARCH FOR THE STUDY OF ALZHEIMER’S
Alzheimer’s is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States, with no known treatment or cure. The number of people dying from Alzheimer’s is on the rise, 68% in just 9 years. More research is needed so these numbers do not continue to grow and more people suffer. The chart shows how deaths from other major diseases have decreased over the same 9 year time span. The decrease in mortality is because there are voices, advocacy, and research that draws millions of dollars in funding; from both public and private sources. The Alzheimer’s Association is asking for our help, to let government, community leaders, and the public know of these facts and know how to recognize the symptoms. The more we talk about the devastating affects Alzheimer’s has on people of varying ages, the louder our voice and the greater the funding focus.
HAVE YOU NOTICED ANY OF THESE WARNING SIGNS?
- Memory loss that disrupts daily life.
- Challenges in planning or solving problems.
- Difficulty completing familiar tasks at home, at work, or at leisure.
- Confusion with time or place.
- Trouble understanding visual images and spatial relationships.
- New problems with words in speaking or writing.
- Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps.
- Decreased or poor judgment.
- Withdrawal from work or social activities.
- Changes in mood or personality.
For more information on the Alzheimer's Association, visit alz.org, or call 800-272-3900.