Saturday, September 20, 2008

World Alzheimer's Day

Today is World Alzheimer's Day!

Alzheimer's Disease: Facts and Figures

5 million
- As many as 5 million people in the United States are living with Alzheimer's.

71 seconds
- Every 71 seconds, someone develops Alzheimer's.

$148 billion
- Alzheimer’s costs $148 billion each year to Medicare, Medicaid and businesses.

10 million
- 10 million baby boomers will develop Alzheimer's in the United States.

- Alzheimer's disease is always fatal.

If you have a few minutes, please check out the following:
- What is Alzheimer's?

- Alzheimer's and the Brain: Interactive Tour

- The Long Goodbye

- Dementia: Its not always Alzheimer's

The forget me not is the symbol for the Alzheimer's Association. I have thought about trying to include it in the wedding. I'm still brainstorming.

I wanted to order this from Etsy:

(seller: secondmoonrising)

...but this morning it was no longer listed: ( I emailed the seller to see if it was still available.

I also came across other lockets that I just like: )

(seller: seaunicorn)

(seller: chloe)

I have decided that I love lockets...and I don't own one: ( Maybe I'll buy one for myself!

Also, I have seen lockets clipped to bouquets to honor someone or in memory of someone. I can't find the pictures I have seen before - I'll keep looking.

SO tired: (

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I love the gold one. That is so prett:)