Philip Melugin knows the seriousness of Alzheimer’s, which has millions of sufferers worldwide. As president and owner of Phoenix Home Care, a Springfield, Missouri-based home healthcare business that manages care for clients in Missouri and Kansas, Philip Melugin has personally witnessed the heartbreak of the disease that steals the memories of its victims.
For this reason, Philip Melugin and the staff of the Springfield office of Phoenix Home Care recently participated in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is a nationwide event that raises money to help find a cure for the debilitating illness. The event involves each participant raising money, but all participants are given tools to help make the fundraising process easy.
Phoenix Home Care is gathered a team to walk together in the September 2012 event, according to Philip Melugin. This team was comprised of Phoenix Home Care staff, as well as other nurses and caregivers who wanted to participate. There was no charge to join the walk.
According to Philip Melugin, Alzheimer’s is a severe form of dementia that accounts for 50 to 80 percent of all dementia cases. Those suffering from Alzheimer’s often experience difficulty remembering new things, as well as disorientation and mood changes, Philip Melugin states. With each year, advancements in Alzheimer’s research put us closer to a cure. Philip Melugin points to the fact that the vast majority of what we know about Alzheimer’s has been discovered in the past fifteen years. With events like the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, Philip Melugin is confident we may draw closer than ever to finding a cure.
Phoenix Home Care is a full-service home healthcare provider that helps clients with a wide variety of needs. Philip Melugin founded the company, formerly serving as president and co-owner of Integrity Home Care.
Philip Melugin says that Phoenix Home Care’s team joined in the September 22nd Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Jordan Valley Park in Springfield, Missouri. There were over 900 participants who raised more than $70,000.