NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The Walk to End Alzheimer’s 2022 will take place on Saturday November 5th.
This annual event includes a two-mile march and ceremony. The march is to raise awareness and the ceremony is to recognize supporters.
“To honor those who are caregivers, who are diagnosed with the disease, those who are just supporters, and those who know someone or have someone in their life that they have lost to the disease. ‘Alzheimer’s,” said David Cook, senior director of public policy for Arkansas. chapter.
The event begins with the 9 a.m. finish, following the 10 a.m. ceremony at Argenta Plaza in North Little Rock.
Cook said there were so many Arkansans affected. Gigi Gabriel is one of them.
Gabriel’s mother has Alzheimer’s disease. She said it was “really damaging in every way because I was so eaten up with illness, I couldn’t miss that she was dying”.
Gabriel will be at the event on Saturday in honor of his mother.
“The Arkansas Department of Human Services will soon announce that it has completed work and will begin implementation of a comprehensive state Alzheimer’s disease and dementia plan to improve care and support for residents of Arkansas,” officials from the Arkansas Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association said.
Officials say it is a four-step plan – focusing on four priority areas: “Access and quality of care; support for family carers; Public awareness; and training and manpower.
For more information on this march or to get involved, visit their website at www.act.alz.org