This morning I did something different (for me) and participated with my co-workers in the 20th annual Memory Walk in Balboa Park. Walking 3 miles, especially in light rain, beats running when you want to savor every moment.
Alzheimer's is the 7th leading cause of death in the USA and, unfortunately, expected to move up in ranking because of our aging population. Right now someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease -- the most common form of dementia -- every 70 seconds. There are 5.3 million people with Alzheimer's, a disease that currently cost caregivers and employers and taxpayers $172 billion.
Consider this comparison of Alzheimer's to other diseases:
Source: Alzheimer's Association
Here's a video I made of this morning for work: