WE WALK TO

FIGHT THE IMPACT

ALZHEIMER’S LEAVES IN ITS WAKE

WHY WE WALK

IN THE WORDS OF EDWARD JONES MANAGING

PARTNER, JIM WEDDLE

The single greatest threat to financial security late into life is contracting a long-lasting disease that destroys a person’s savings and leaves them dependent upon their children or Medicaid. The most expensive of those chronic diseases, in both financial and emotional costs, is Alzheimer’s. The thought of any of our clients’ nest egg going to pay for Alzheimer’s medical care, rather than to their heirs or to leaving legacies to causes that matter to them, is unacceptable to us.

IN THE U.S., THERE ARE

16.1 MILLION UNPAID CAREGIVERS

FOR THOSE WITH ALZHEIMER’S OR OTHER DEMENTIAS

A DEVASTATING DISEASE ON FAMILIES & FINANCE

  • 1 in 10 people age 65 and older currently lives with Alzheimer's disease.
  • Alzheimer's is the 6th leading cause of death in the U.S.
  • 16.1 million Americans provide unpaid care for people with Alzheimer's or other dementias.
  • Nearly 1 in 5 caregivers cut back hours, many to part-time, at their jobs.
  • $341,840 is the average lifetime cost of care for someone with dementia.
Source: Alzheimer's Association®, 2018 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures.

SUPPORTING THOSE ON THE FRONT LINES

There are 5.7 million Americans living with Alzheimer's, and the disease impacts millions more. There are family and friends who grieve the slow deterioration of the people they once knew. There are the caregivers whose own health often suffers for the stress from their role. And there are the beneficiaries and charities whose intended gifts are often ripped away to pay for medical care. Day after day, Alzheimer's personally affects our financial advisors, branch office administrators, associates, clients and communities.

We walk to raise awareness not only of the devastation of the disease but also of the path forward to one day see its eradication. Awareness is the step we take with Walk Across America, but it's just one way we at Edward Jones have joined the fight to end Alzheimer's. We also are involved in supporting research and raising funds.

To learn more or discover how you can participate in Walk Across America or other Edward Jones initiatives for Alzheimer's, contact your local Edward Jones branch office.

Watch The Walk

From Photos Along The Way

Watch The Walk
From Photos Along The Way