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Long-Term Care Leader ACSIA Partners Raises $15,220 to Help ‘Kill the Wicked Witch of Alzheimer’s’

SEATTLE, Wash. -- A colorful event brightened a long-term care convention on January 14 at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel. Over 100 participants wore purple capes as "wizards" to help "kill the wicked witch of Alzheimer's," the mind-robbing disease that afflicts millions. Their company, ACSIA Partners, is one of America's largest long-term care insurance agencies.

The gala gathering raised $15,220 for the Alzheimer's Association, which supports research and services to combat Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.

This is the second year that ACSIA Partners has supported the Alzheimer's Association. They raised a similar amount last year at their conference in Austin, Texas.

Why is the company so concerned with Alzheimer's?

"It's one of the biggest reasons people need long-term care," says Denise Gott, CEO. "According to the Society of Actuaries, about 25 percent of LTC insurance claims are due to the disease. And one in nine Americans age 65 and older are afflicted, according to the Alzheimer's Association. And the rate jumps to one in three for those 85 and older. That's huge."

This puts a big burden on American households. "Families must be prepared to care for those who, for mental reasons, can no longer care for themselves," Gott points out. "It's a serious national issue."

"We're proud to contribute to the Alzheimer's Association," says Gott. "We're also glad we can make a difference directly, through our company's services."

When the disease advances, a loved one may forget where they are or when to eat, or have trouble going to the bathroom, Gott points out. "Family members must care for them personally unless a long-term care financial solution is in place -- some way of paying for professional caregiving."

A sound plan can ease the burden, which can include lifestyle stresses and diminished earning capacity.

ACSIA Partners LLC -- http://www.acsiapartners.com -- is one of America's largest and most experienced long-term care insurance agencies serving all states. The company is also a co-founder and sponsor of the "3in4 Need More" campaign, which encourages Americans to form a long-term care plan.

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*Image Caption: "Wizards of Alzheimer's" logo.

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Long-Term Care Leader ACSIA Partners Will Help ‘Kill the Wicked Witch of Alzheimer’s’

SEATTLE, Wash. -- For the second year in a row, ACSIA Partners, a national long-term care insurance agency based in Kirkland, Wash., will join the fight against Alzheimer's disease. As part of its three-day annual conference, the company will host a fundraiser on behalf of the Alzheimer's Association, which seeks a cure for the debilitating disease.

The gala event, on January 14, will be held at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel. The company has hundreds of agents nationwide, all invited to the conference. Those attending the gala will don purple capes as "Wizards of Alzheimer's" to highlight the need to "kill the wicked witch." Media representatives are welcome.

Last year, the company raised thousands of dollars for the Alzheimer's Association. "We aim to raise thousands again this year," says Denise Gott, CEO.

Why the company's interest in Alzheimer's?

"It's simple," says Gott. "The disease has become a leading reason care is needed."

* About one in four long-term care insurance claims are due to Alzheimer's, according to the Society of Actuaries.

* Alzheimer's or another form of dementia afflicts one in nine Americans age 65 and older, and one in three age 85 and older, according to the Alzheimer's Association.

"It's a real threat to most families," says Gott. "At some point Alzheimer's sufferers may need help eating, moving around, or going to the bathroom. Unless their loved ones are prepared to help them do such things, they need savings or insurance to hire professionals. Our mission is to educate Americans about their options."

"Eventually," Gott adds, "we'd like to knock the disease stone dead. In the meantime, we can help people live better lives in spite of it."

ACSIA Partners LLC -- http://www.acsiapartners.com -- is one of America's largest and most experienced long-term care insurance agencies serving all states. The company is also a co-founder and sponsor of the "3in4 Need More" campaign, which encourages Americans to form a long-term care plan.

*Image for Media: Send2Press.com/mediaboom/17-0109-alz-wizard-300dpi.jpg

*Image Caption: "Wizards of Alzheimer's" logo.

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