_ The 2022 Mindset Fun Run:
The inaugural Mindset Fun Run is a community fundraising event to benefit Dementia Friendly Elmbrook. The funds raised from this event will be used to expand the memory café programming provided for the 8,500 individuals in Waukesha County living with dementia.
The Mindset Fun Run will be held in the beautiful Mitchell Park in courtesy of the City of Brookfield’s Park & Rec Department.
There are two race options to choose from:
ABOUT DEMENTIA FRIENDLY ELMBROOK:
Dementia Friendly Elmbook (DFE) is creating a community where those with dementia will be enabled to live as independently as possible and continue to be engaged in community life.
To create a sustainable Dementia Capable Waukesha County we need to engage communities in the support of persons with dementia and their loved ones.
The three main objectives of Dementia Friendly Elmbrook:
There are over 8,500 people in Waukesha County that have Alzheimer’s disease. Over 70% of people with Alzheimer’s disease live at home and over 20% live at home alone.
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia. It is a disease that causes memory loss and affects other cognitive abilities serious enough to interfere with daily life.
Every 67 seconds, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s disease. By mid-century that number is estimated to increase to one person every 33 seconds.
Alzheimer’s disease is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States. There is no known treatment or cure for Alzheimer’s.
“Dementia does not rob someone of dignity. It is our reaction to them that does.” – Teepa Snow, Nationally recognized Dementia Care Education Specialist