Facebook SOTD: Alzheimer's resources
Fri, 16 Sep 2011 17:39:29 GMT —
For our Facebook Story of the Day you wanted to know about resources for Alzheimer's in Southwest Georgia.
Throughout the state there aren't many but we did find the Alzheimer's Outreach Center in Albany.
Officials there say more people will likely be diagnosed with Alzheimer's as baby boomers get older. However, they say the disease still hasn't gotten national attention. They're hoping that will change with new federal legislation.
"We just recently passed a piece of national legislation that is set up to really focus research and some major advocacy efforts on looking at Alzheimer's long term," said Virginia Griffin, Director of the Alzheimer's Outreach Center.
Locally the Alzheimer's Association is participating in the Walk to End Alzheimer's on October 15.