GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) In August 2016, the world learned actor Gene Wilder passed away from complications of Alzheimer’s Disease, a condition most didn’t know he had. If you know someone living with Alzheimer’s, there are resources available to help.
Samaritas puts a strong focus on memory care and making sure people with dementia and memory loss have the support they need. It strives to maintain a program where people with memory loss can live independently as long as possible before transitioning to full time residential care.
The Alzheimer’s Association works with caregiver to provide support and help families understand the disease, how to manage it, and resources they can access in the community.
You can help support the fight against Alzheimer’s disease by participating in the 2016 Walk to End Alzheimer’s. It is on Saturday, September 10 at Millennium Park in Grand Rapids. Registration starts at 9 a.m., a ceremony is at 10 a.m., and the walk begins at 10:30 a.m.