Last month, more than 30 Nashville businesses joined the Alzheimer's Association's Mid South Chapter for "A New Morning Breakfast" to learn more about the disease and its impact on businesses. Speakers included Heather Rohan, president of HCA Tri Star Division; Sandy LaFave, communications director of Brookdale Senior Living; Alex Soffer, Walk to End Alzheimer's volunteer; and Phil Reynolds of TBH Global Assets.
Alzheimer's is the nation's sixth-leading cause of death and is the only one in the top 10 that cannot be prevented, slowed, or cured. Barring the development of medical breakthroughs, the number of people living with Alzheimer's will rapidly escalate, increasing from 5 million to 13.8 million by 2050, costing the country an estimated $1.1 trillion.
For more information on how to partner with the Alzheimer's Association call 800.272.3900. or visit www.alz.org.