Acti-Kare Plano Promotes Walk to End Alzheimer's in Recognition of World Alzheimer's Month

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Acti-Kare Plano recognizes World Alzheimer's Month in September by raising awareness for the disease through participation in the Alzheimer's Association's Walk to End Alzheimer's in Denton and Collin counties and by promoting early detection by educating consumers about early warning signs.

Acti-Kare Plano, a leading provider of responsive in-home care for seniors, recently announced that they are promoting World Alzheimer's Month. In September, the company is participating in the Walk to End Alzheimer's in Denton and Collin counties and are educating consumers about the early warning signs of Alzheimer's.

"Alzheimer's Disease is the most common form of dementia, said Yubi Navarro of Acti-Kare Plano. "The disease accounts for 50 to 80 percent of dementia cases. This month we are raising awareness about Alzheimer's by promoting early detection. Early detection can help sufferers to live a longer and better quality of life."

Acti-Kare Plano advises senior adults to consult a physician if they experience any of the following:

  • 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 and personality

These changes could be an indication of Alzheimer's and should be evaluated by a professional.

The company is also promoting the Alzheimer's Association's Walk to End Alzheimer's on Saturday, September 22nd, 2012 at South Lakes Park at 556 Hobson Lane in Denton, Texas. The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's is the nation's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research. Registration for the event begins at 8:00 a.m. and the walk begins at 9:00 a.m. Although there is no registration fee for this event, walkers are encouraged to make a personal donation and raise money for the cause.

For complete information about the Walk to End Alzheimer's, visit the Alzheimer's Association website at http://www.alz.org. To learn more about Alzheimer's and the many resources and services available to Alzheimer's patients, including respite services for caregivers, call Acti-Kare Plano at (469) 269-0143.

About the company:
Acti-Kare is committed to becoming the nation’s premier provider of senior transportation and home care services. They are committed to providing outstanding service and to consistently exceeding their customers’ expectations. They understand that it’s not just spending time with those they're caring for that counts, it’s spending quality time in physical and mental activities that help seniors remain productive, contributing members of their families and communities. Acti-Kare is committed to treating every family member with dignity and respect, and they will do their utmost to consistently exceed their clients’ expectations. For more information visit their website at http://actikaredfw.com.

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