The first of its kind in the nation, the ALZHEIMER’S MEMORIAL WALL is located at East Lawn Memorial Park, 4300 Folsom Blvd, Sacramento. Join us by supporting awareness by having a loved-ones name engraved on this beautiful granite wall. Alzheimer’s disease is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States and the 5th in California. Each year East Lawn is proud to host the Fab 40′s City of Sacramento 5k Championship Run/Walk to help bring awareness to those still suffering as well as those who lost their battle with Alzheimer’s disease.
The Alzheimer’s Memorial Wall, constructed exclusively for East Lawn, was dedicated on November 1, 2011, and is the first of its kind in the nation. It holds names of those who are living with the disease as well as those who have passed away from Alzheimer’s disease. On the wall is a picture of a grandmother with two of her grandsons. Her name is Eileen Miller and she suffered from the disease for over 10 years. Eileen passed away March 8, 2017.
The community is encouraged to purchase engraved names. Proceeds will go towards caregivers and agencies supporting Alzheimer’s families. Each engraved name appears as white (light gray) 3/4 inch tall letters on a black granite panel. Three semi-oval granite arches are available to contain full laser-glass etching artwork, names and photos.
SOME FACTS RELATED TO ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE
- An estimated 5.4 million people in the United States are living with Alzheimer’s disease.
- Alzheimer’s is the 6th leading cause of death in the U.S., the 5th in California.
- 10 million “Baby Boomers” will develop Alzheimer’s in their lifetime.
- Alzheimer’s is the only cause of death among the top 10 in the United States without a way to prevent, cure or even slow down its progress.
- Two-thirds of those with the disease are women.
- A Citizen of the United States develops Alzheimer’s every 69 seconds.
- Nearly half the people aged 85 and older have the disease.
- More than 60 percent of Alzheimer’s caregivers rate their stress level as high or very high.
Please visit our website at www.alz.org for more helpful information