Posted on Nov 06, 2014
We all here in the Bay Area celebrated last week the San Francisco Giants' World Series Title, it is important to now acknowledge not just the legacy the team but also connection the team has with the Alzheimer’s community. Bruce Bochy, former MLB player and now manager for the 3-time World Series Champions also has a son on the team, Brett Bochy, ensuring a family legacy for the Giants. While it's important to celebrate the team's win in the series, it is also necessary for us to remember the stories of the individuals involved.
Bruce's mother (and Brett's grandmother) suffers from late stage Alzheimer's disease. Bruce has spoken up about it in previous years has openly supported the Alzheimer's Association to end Alzheimer's with research. To see a video of Bochy promoting the Walk to end Alzheimer’s, go to //www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKmdxT-3_VA.
For a disease that had affected over five million Americans (2013) and has become the 3rd leading cause of death behind heart disease and cancer, Alzheimer’s research has become more and more of a pressing issue. One out of nine seniors over the age of 65 has Alzheimer's. For our seniors in the East Bay it has proven to be helpful in raising awareness and with Bruce and Brett’s open support, they offer a face for support for a disease that effects a large population of seniors in our Contra Costa County region.
If you or your senior is in need of aid or extra home care, Senior Helpers of Moraga served East Bay cities in Contra Costa and Alameda counties including Walnut Creek, Danville, San Ramon, Lafayette and others. We do as much as home check-ups, running errands, overnight visits and everything in between. Our caregivers have all undergone background checks and many are certified nurses to ensure your safety. To find out more, explore our website or call (925)376-8000.