5 Things You Need To Know Today in Framingham: Wednesday, September 21, 2022

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1 Today is Mark J. Goldman Day in the City of Framingham. The Mayor and the City Council declared the day to honor the late community activist and volunteer who died in September 2021, at the age of 74.

2. Today is World’s Alzheimer’s Day. It is celebrated on September 21 annually.

Facts about dementia:

  • There are currently estimated to be over 55 million people worldwide living with dementia.
  • The number of people affected is set to rise to 139 million by 2050, with the greatest increases in low and middle income countries
  • Already 60% of people with dementia live in low and middle income countries, but by 2050 this will rise to 71%
  • A new case of dementia arises somewhere in the world every 3 seconds
  • Up to three quarters of those with dementia worldwide have not received a diagnosis
  • Almost 80% of the general public are concerned about developing dementia at some point and 1 in 4 people think that there is nothing we can do to prevent dementia.
  • Almost 62% of healthcare practitioners worldwide incorrectly think that dementia is part of normal aging
  • 35% of carers across the world said that they have hidden the diagnosis of dementia of a family member
  • Over 50% of carers globally say their health has suffered as a result of their caring responsibilities even whilst expressing positive sentiments about their role

Facts courtesy of https://www.alzint.org/

3. CITY OF FRAMINGHAM MEETINGS (remote on Zoom unless otherwise noted):

  • Framingham Conservation Commission at 7 p.m.
  • Framingham School Committee at 7 p.m. at the Blumer room in the Memorial Building.

4. FLYERS IN ACTION (weather permitting):

  • Framingham High boys & girls cross-country have an away meet against Weymouth High & Wellesley High today at 4 p.m.
  • Co-ed field hockey at Walpole against the Timberwolves at 4 p.m.

5. LIBRARY EVENTS:

  • At the SparkLab at the main Framingham Library downtown there is a poetry workshop from 7 to 8 p.m. for students on grades 3-5.

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