Walk to End ALZ at Lost in the Wilds Brewing – September 28th, 2023

Walk to End ALZ at Lost in the Wilds Brewing – September 28th, 2023

Walk to End ALZ – Clarion

The Walk to End ALZ comes to Clarion on Thursday, September 28th, 2023 at Lost in the Wilds Brewing. Registration is at 5:00 PM and the Opening Ceremony and Walk is at 6:00 PM.

You can go to their direct page to donate and learn more here: Walk to End ALZ – Clarion Walk. As of writing, their goal was 27,000$ and they have reached their goal with 28,214$, showing an impressive 104% achievement. Wouldn’t it be amazing to see that number go even higher?!

Lost in the Wilds Brewing is located at: 21964 PA-66, Shippenville, PA 16254.

Amy (who writes for us) works for the Greater Pennsylvania Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. She helped me reach out to Amy Ritzel – the Development Manager of the walk; as well as Mallory of Lost in the Wilds Brewing.

Mallory, from Lost in the Wilds Brewing

This is the information from Mallory:

We are very excited to host the Clarion Alzheimer’s Walk at Lost In The Wilds this year. 

Our brewery is located along the Rail 66 Country Trail, which is a four season paved hiking and biking trail. We hope that our beautiful outdoor venue and proximity to the trail will provide a perfect atmosphere for this years event. Lost In The Wilds Brewing is a microbrewery located in Shippenville, and is conveniently located at the gateway to the PA WILDS. 

We currently produce a wide variety of beers on site and provide a full taproom and sprawling outdoor venue for nature and beer lovers alike. We hope to make this years Alzheimer’s Walk a great success to raise awareness about this disease while giving attendees a spacious and comfortable area to enjoy. We will be offering some fun purple cocktails during the event.

Mallory & Jared Griebel – Lost in the Wilds Brewing

Lost in the Wilds Brewing

Lost in the Wilds Brewing – exterior sign

Lost in the Wilds Brewing is located in beautiful Clarion, along Route 66, and a great walking trail. Its so beautiful and wonderful to see a brewery located right alongside a great walking trail, combining two of my favorite activities in one.

Its also so great to see a brewery helping out such a tremendous cause and to have the event at their place and to support organizations fighting terrible diseases like Alzheimer’s.

Lost in the Wilds Brewery (photo courtesy of their official website)

For more information on Lost in the Wilds Brewing, the following comes from Untappd. Lost in the Wilds Brewing is a micro brewery from Shippenville, PA United States (Clarion, PA). They have 45 unique beers and over 4,200 ratings. As of 9.28.23 they have a global average rating of 3.79. Their Untappd description is currently blank.

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Walk to End ALZ

For more information on the Clarion Walk to End ALZ, you can visit their page here: 2023 Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Clarion, PA

Or the main home page here: Walk to End ALZ.

Alzheimer’s Disease

The following comes from the Wikipedia article on Alzheimer’s Disease.

A picture of an Alzheimer’s Brain compared to a normal brain (photo courtesy of Wikipedia)

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative disease that usually starts slowly and progressively worsens,[2] and is the cause of 60–70% of cases of dementia.[2][10] The most common early symptom is difficulty in remembering recent events.[1] As the disease advances, symptoms can include problems with language, disorientation (including easily getting lost), mood swings, loss of motivation, self-neglect, and behavioral issues.[2] As a person’s condition declines, they often withdraw from family and society.[11] Gradually, bodily functions are lost, ultimately leading to death. Although the speed of progression can vary, the typical life expectancy following diagnosis is three to nine years.[needs update][8][12]

The cause of Alzheimer’s disease is poorly understood.[11] There are many environmental and genetic risk factors associated with its development. The strongest genetic risk factor is from an allele of APOE.[13][14] Other risk factors include a history of head injury, clinical depression, and high blood pressure.[1] The disease process is largely associated with amyloid plaques, neurofibrillary tangles, and loss of neuronal connections in the brain.[15] A probable diagnosis is based on the history of the illness and cognitive testing, with medical imaging and blood tests to rule out other possible causes.[5][16] Initial symptoms are often mistaken for normal brain aging.[11] Examination of brain tissue is needed for a definite diagnosis, but this can only take place after death.[17] Good nutrition, physical activity, and engaging socially are known to be of benefit generally in aging, and may help in reducing the risk of cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s.[15]

No treatments can stop or reverse its progression, though some may temporarily improve symptoms.[2] Affected people become increasingly reliant on others for assistance, often placing a burden on caregivers.[18] The pressures can include social, psychological, physical, and economic elements.[18] Exercise programs may be beneficial with respect to activities of daily living and can potentially improve outcomes.[19] Behavioral problems or psychosis due to dementia are often treated with antipsychotics, but this is not usually recommended, as there is little benefit and an increased risk of early death.[20][21]

As of 2020, there were approximately 50 million people worldwide with Alzheimer’s disease.[9] It most often begins in people over 65 years of age, although up to 10% of cases are early-onset impacting those in their 30s to mid-60s.[17][4] It affects about 6% of people 65 years and older,[11] and women more often than men.[22] The disease is named after German psychiatrist and pathologist Alois Alzheimer, who first described it in 1906.[23] Alzheimer’s financial burden on society is large, with an estimated global annual cost of US$1 trillion.[9] It is ranked as the seventh leading cause of death in the United States.[15]

Alzheimer’s Disease


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