Emerson's Women in STEM and Puffer-Sweiven recently sponsored a workplace education session at the Emerson Rogerdale facility, educating employees on the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer's disease and the benefits of early detection. The interactive workshop served as a kickoff to a series of further education sessions for Emerson and Puffer and will also be extended to further connect with customers.
Sue Ooi, Emerson's Women in STEM Gulf Leader and Marketing Chair of the Ft Bend Walk to End Alzheimer’s planning committee, stated, "More than 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease, of whom two-thirds are women. Over 11 million Americans provide unpaid care for people with Alzheimer's or others dementias - Women also account for 60 percent of caregivers of those afflicted with Alzheimer's disease."
Kirk Emiliani, Executive Vice President Puffer-Sweiven and Chair, Ft Bend Walk to End Alzheimer’s planning committee, said, "Alzheimer's and dementia deaths have increased 16% during the COVID pandemic and comparatively, while deaths from heart disease decreased 7.3% between 2000 and 2019, deaths from Alzheimer's have increased 145% in the same timeframe. We want to educate our employees and customers on the early warning signs and providing them with resources on who they can reach out to should the need arise. We also want to help separate myth from reality and address commonly-held fears about Alzheimer's in America."
The Workplace Education Program was created by the Alzheimer's Association to help businesses of all types and sizes address the growing challenges posed by Alzheimer’s disease and other chronic conditions causing individuals to need care.
A big thank you to Fredy Batres, Bruce Mills, the Alzheimer’s Association, Emerson, Puffer-Sweiven and everyone that attended the event for supporting this important course.
Rachelle McWright: Business Development Manager, Dynamic Simulation: U.S. Gulf Coast
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