The MIND campaign: Make an Impact on Neurodegenerative Diseases

 From MIND-

According to Alzheimer’s Disease International, approximately 36 million people are living with dementia, (including Alzheimer’s) and by 2050 the number of cases will more than triple. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, payments for long-term and hospice care in the US are projected to rise from $183 billion in 2011 to $1.1 trillion in 2050 for people with dementias including AD.
Additionally, according to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, 7-10 million are living with Parkinson’s worldwide. The rising incidence of such diseases not only affects the health and well-being of sufferers and their loved ones, but has a tremendous economic impact. GE Healthcare is committed to making a difference in neurodegenerative diseases by advancing clinical knowledge, driving new medical innovations and developing solutions for age-related neurodegenerative diseases. As part of this commitment, GE Healthcare recently announced a multi-year initiative called MIND – Making an Impact on Neurodegenerative Diseases. This global effort is designed to identify gaps in current frameworks for detection, diagnosis and care of Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia and parkinsonian syndromes and to propose solutions to fill these gaps.



Are you or is anyone in your family impacted by a neurodegenerative disease such as Alzheimer's' or other dementias, Parkinsonian syndromes,or Huntington's Disease? If your life or the life of a loved one has been impacted by any of these diseases there is now a format called MIND Online from GE Healthcare where patients, family members, and caregivers can tell their stories. (and yes, that last sentence was a run-on but who gives a hoot?) Want your story to be told to make a difference? If so then visit www.mindonlinecampaign.com to find out more on how to bring more attention to these devastating diseases and to let your experiences be known. I did.

 Lisa

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  1. What a great idea. There are many places on the internet where people with dementias--Alzheimer's, Lewy body disorders, FTD, etc, can tell their stories, but here they may actually make a difference!

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  2. Great idea! Do you have a caregiver who deserves a break? Why not enter our photo contest (it's really easy), and maybe Homecare.com will be sending a dinner for two delivered right to your home. Here's where to enter: https://www.facebook.com/HomeCAREcom?sk=app_226105637428999

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