Letters to the Editor, Opinion-Editorial

Alzheimer’s disease hits close to home

Dear Editor,
In Oregon, it’s the sixth leading cause of death and affects 65,000 of your relatives, friends, coworkers or neighbors. Five million Americans are impacted. This looming health crisis will cost us $1.1 trillion.
Alzheimer’s disease hits close to home — my father-in-law succumbed in 2002 after a 10-year battle — but it also strikes Oregonians everywhere. With no way to slow Alzheimer’s, a recent study predicts 13.9 million Americans could be impacted by 2060. We must overcome this terrible disease NOW!
To help #ENDALZ, come to Eugene’s Walk to End . . .