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Take a walk to end Alzheimer’s

You do this every day, but probably don’t pay much attention to it – you walk.  Did you know the word “walk” is descended from the Old English word “wealcan” which means “to roll.”


There’s a lot rolled up in walking!  Besides the obvious physical effects, walking is also good for the mind.  It helps improve memory skills, learning ability, concentration and abstract reasoning.


There are plenty of good reasons to walk, and not really a single one not to walk.   Let’s add one more good reason to the list – the Walk to End Alzheimer’s.


The annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research.


In 2020, the Walks were a combination of virtual and live.  Normally a large gathering of people, due to COVID last year’s Walks were online, on your street, and in your community.  This year, we’re back to in person walks, observing all COVID safety and health protocols.


It’s not too late for you to join us!  There is always room for you to help by volunteering, or by joining one of the Walks to End Alzheimer’s across Louisiana or by starting your own team.

To find Walks in your area go to www.alz.org/walk.
Meanwhile, you can always get the latest information about the Association’s COVID-19 guidelines for Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers in long-term or community-based care settings here:



Scott Finley is a media relations manager for the Alzheimer’s Association, an organization that leads the way to end Alzheimer’s and all other dementia by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support. For more information, visit alz.org or call 800-272-3900.