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Thank you for walking with

us May 7 for the 2017 HopeHealth

Walk for Alzheimer’s

We have raised nearly $174,000 to support our friends, neighbors and loved ones living with Alzheimer's Disease or a related dementia.

The 2017 HopeHealth Walk for Alzheimer’s was held Sunday, May 7 at the DCR Scusset State Beach.

The HopeHealth Walk for Alzheimer’s has been a tradition for 25 years. Our mission is to provide information, education and support for people with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia—and the families and professionals who care for them. The Walk for Alzheimer’s is the principal fundraiser for Hope Dementia & Alzheimer’s Services. Thanks to the compassionate support of donors like you, Hope Dementia & Alzheimer’s Services is able to provide an array of programs and services to meet the needs of the community we serve. Programs include:

Family services:

• A telephone helpline

• Initial assessment with the caregiver and other family
  members for counseling and disease education

• Development of care management plans

• Ongoing family support and counseling sessions

• Support groups

• Respite grants

• Memory screenings

• Referrals to local agencies

Professional services:

• Dementia certification and ongoing education for
  healthcare professionals

• Annual professional conference focusing on current
  trends in dementia care education


Every 66 seconds another American develops Alzheimer’s disease. By mid-century, it will be every 33 seconds. It is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States and the fifth leading cause of death for those 65 and older. One in nine people age 65 and older has Alzheimer’s disease. One third of people age 85 and older (32%) have Alzheimer’s disease. Nearly one in three seniors who dies each year has Alzheimer’s or another dementia. Alzheimer’s is also the leading cause of disability and poor health or morbidity. Before a person with Alzheimer’s dies, he or she lives through years of morbidity, disability and dependence as the disease progresses. Between 2000 and 2013, deaths attributed to Alzheimer’s increased 71%. There are more than 332,000 unpaid caregivers caring for someone with Alzheimer’s in Massachusetts.

About the Walk

The three-mile HopeHealth Walk for Alzheimer’s was held at the DCR Scusset State Beach (map). Registration was at 9:00 a.m. with the Walk starting at 10:00 a.m.

When you walk, you help thousands in our region receive essential care and support services. Walking for Alzheimer’s makes life better for thousands of local families.

Frequently Asked Questions

For questions about the HopeHealth Walk for Alzheimer’s, please contact (508) 957-0282 or

Proud Sponsors

Flagship Sponsors




The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod


Platinum Partner



Gold Sponsors

Ocean Spray       


Silver Sponsors








Media Sponsors 

            Cape Cod Magazine          

Cape Cod Media Group