ACOA holds Alzheimers candlelight vigil

Brandie Richardson @B_Lifestyles

In observance of National Alzheimers Awareness Month, the Ascension Council on Aging and

Alzheimers Services of the Capitol Area held their annualAlzheimer’s Candle-light Vigil on Nov. 3 in remembrance of those affected.

Nearly 30 residents gathered together to read a remembrance prayer while and took a moment of silence to recognize caregivers and anyone living with the disease.

Other Alzheimers events in the area include a free educationalAlzheimer's Lunch and Learn event on Nov. 14 from noon to 2 p.m. at LeBlancs Frais Marche. Individuals with dementia and their caregivers can learn about different types of activities that can be done. Dana Territo, Director of Services with Alzheimer's Services of the Capital Area in Baton Rouge, and Chef Sally will be the guest speakers.

Alzheimers is the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S., and the only cause of death in the top 10 that cannot be prevented or cured.It is estimated that nearly six million Americans live with this incurable disease, a number that is expected to triple by 2050.