Senior Whole Health (SWH) by Molina Healthcare sponsored the Walk to End Alzheimer’s to raise awareness and funds for medical care and research.
SWH representatives joined the Alzheimer’s Association of Massachusetts/New Hampshire to encourage participants and hand out refreshments in Fall River on September 30 and Andover on October 1. On both days, SWH provided drinks, fresh fruit, packaged snacks, tote bags, water bottles and other branded items for the walkers.
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia, a general term for memory loss and other cognitive abilities serious enough to interfere with daily life. It is most often seen in adults who are 65 and older.
Alzheimer’s is a global crisis with significant local impact. In Massachusetts alone, there are 130,000 people living with the disease, and over twice as many individuals caring for them. In 2021, these caregivers provided 411 million hours of unpaid care valued at over $8.8 billion.