LET'S MAKE NOVEMBER A MONTH TO REMEMBER
Join us this November to raise awareness and raise funds by completing the participation form below or by visiting one of our participating retailers.
Local restaurants, bars and other retailers are encouraged to participate by donating proceeds to Keep Memory Alive from a specialty item, rounding up the check or hosting special in-store promotions.
Keep Memory Alive's Month of Memories is a community-wide initiative in support of National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness & Family Caregiver Month. Keep Memory Alive leverages each November to raise awareness and funds for for this devastating disease that affects so many of the patients who come through our doors at Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. We also honor their friends and family who serve as dedicated caregivers, as November is also National Family Caregiver Month.
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2019 COMMUNITY PARTNERS
(In Alphabetical Order)
(We will add to this list as new partners sign-up to participate)
Andiron Steak & Sea
Big Dog Brewery
Buddy V's Ristorante
Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse
Ellis Island Casino & Brewery
Flippin Good Chicken, Burgers, Beer
Los Cucos Mexican café
Numb Bar and Frozen Cocktails
Santos Guisados Tacos & Beer
Sparrow + Wolf
The Kitchen at Atomic
WHY PARTICIPATE IN MONTH OF MEMORIES 2019?
An estimated 5.7 million Americans of all ages are living with Alzheimer's dementia in 2019. As the number of older Americans grows rapidly, so too will the number of new and existing cases of Alzheimer's. Today, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer's every 65 seconds. By mid-century, someone in the United States will develop the disease every 33 seconds.
Alzheimer's disease is the only top 10 cause of death in the United States that cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed.
Eighty-three percent of the help provided to older adults in the United States comes from family members, friends or other unpaid caregivers. Nearly half of all caregivers who provide help to older adults do so for someone with Alzheimer's or another dementia. Alzheimer's takes a devastating toll on caregivers. Compared with caregivers of people without dementia, twice as many caregivers of those with dementia indicate substantial emotional, financial and physical difficulties.
In 2019, the direct costs to American society of caring for those with Alzheimer's will total an estimated $290 billion, including $195 billion in Medicare and Medicaid payments. Unless something is done, in 2050, Alzheimer's is projected to cost more than $1.1 trillion (in 2019 dollars).
Month of Memories raises money to fund research for a cure and bring awareness for this devastating and costly disease. Early diagnosis of Alzheimer's provides a number of important benefits to diagnosed individuals, their caregivers and loved ones, as well as society as a whole. Among all Americans alive today, if those who will get Alzheimer's disease were diagnosed in the mild cognitive impairment (MCI) stage — before dementia — it would collectively save $7 trillion to $7.9 trillion in health and long-term care costs.