Friday, March 27, 2009

Alzeihmers Art Quilt Project

Ami Simms has given me permission to copy and print her entire message from her blog...It is important that lots of people read it.

Alzheimer’s On The Rise

The news is not good in a new report released on Tuesday by the Alzheimer’s Association:

The number of Americans with the disease has grown to 5.3 million. Their care continues to be a huge financial drain on our already fragile healthcare system and on the families who care for loved ones with this disease. Alzheimer’s is the 6th leading cause of death across all age groups in the United States. As yet there is not a single Alzheimer’s survivor.

In the next two years, the first baby boomers will reach their 65th birthday. One in 8 persons 65 and older have Alzheimer’s.

Don’t sit on your hands. Use them to fund Alzheimer’s research by purchasing a quilt from, or donating a quilt to, the Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative.

Use them to write a check to support Alzheimer’s research.

Use them to email, fax, or call your congressperson to urge more funding for Alzheimer’s research.

We need YOU. Now. Pass it on…

Curator, Alzheimer's Forgetting Piece by Piece
A nationally touring quilt exhibit of heartbreak and hope.

Check out her website at It is beautiful!


  1. An important message it is and thank you for highlighting it on your blog.

    Blogging is fun and rewarding. I hope to read more soon! Comments are nice, too.

  2. My Mom has severe Dementia and my last day at work is Friday. I'm quitting because my work's hours conflict with the daycare that Mom attends. I *must* find another job where I can get off by 6pm. Mom's Dementia has impacted more that just her life.