Many of us probably know someone who currently has or has had Alzheimer’s disease. It is sad to see a person with this disease, especially at the advanced stage.
In the AARP Bulletin’s September 2010 edition is an article written by Trish Nicholson entitled, Comfort for Alzheimer’s Study Volunteers.
According to the article, “The Alzheimer’s Disease Cooperative Study is distributing quilts to volunteer participants in research studies to find a cure. Funded by the National Institute on Aging, ADCS coordinates clinical trials at about 70 sites nationwide. Over 3,000 people participate in the studies and receive treatment with experimental drugs”.
In an effort to show their thanks and appreciation to the many volunteers, the Alzheimer’s Study Quilt Project will be distributing quilts to the participants. The recipients are those considered to be mildly to moderately cognitively impaired.
There’s such a cozy and warm feel that comes from being wrapped up in a quilted comforter.
How Can You Help with this Project?
There is a need for lap-size quilts. Specifically they can be square or rectangular shaped.
They should be between 40 and 60 inches per side.
Contact them by e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org or you can call 858-677-1565.
Hopefully one day a cure will be found for this disease. In the meantime assisting in this project can leave you with that warm and fuzzy feeling too. This might be a unique way of remembering someone that you know who has struggled with the disease.
AARP The Bulletin, September 2010, Page 8