A Texas assisted living facility that caters specifically to Alzheimer's patients is one of the leaders in the quest toward finding a cure for the mental illness. The Magnolia Potpourri reports that the staff at Inwood Crossing Alzheimer’s and Memory Care in Tomball, Texas, is planning on hosting a number of events in the near future aimed at raising funds and awareness.
In addition to a memory walk on October 16, the facility is also sponsoring a cocktail party two days before that will feature live music and a silent auction.
Shannan Carroll, the administrator of the center, says that events such as these are important due to the heartache she sees caused by the disease, especially on the patients themselves.
"You wouldn't know they were Alzheimer's patients," Carroll told the news source. "They don't understand why they're here and they don't understand why they can't leave,"
According to the Texas Department of State Health Services, 5.3 million Americans have Alzheimer's disease, and nearly 11 million people are caring for a loved one with the illness.