September is world Alzheimer’s month and Amy Anderson says there are thousands of people in Cache Valley living with Alzheimer’s, which is the most common cause of dementia. Anderson is a counselor for the Sunshine Terrace Foundation and she says, unfortunately, a cure has not yet been found for the disease.
She says it strikes people of all ages and the people with Alzheimer’s will be honored on Saturday, September 22nd beginning at 9 a.m. in Merlin Olsen Central Park.
“The walk registration begins at 9 a.m. and at 10 o’clock we hold a 30 minute program,” Anderson explains. “We’ll address some of the specific issues, the number of people that are impacted by the disease, services that support them, services that support caregivers.
“Then we’ll kick off our 2 mile walk at 10:30. We’ll walk from Merlin Olsen Park to Main Street in Logan, down around the Tabernacle, to the foot of the temple then come back.”
Anderson says everyone participating will receive a flower and the color will tell whether that person is a patient, a family member or concerned friend.
More information about the upcoming walk can be found by clicking here.