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Alliance For Aging Research Launches Education Effort about Sepsis in Older Adults


 
PRLog - May 15, 2014 - Washington, D.C. – Every year almost 700,000 older adults suffer from sepsis, a condition caused when the body initiates a powerful immune response against an infection. Sepsis can be devastating, and 40 percent of people who develop it will not survive. Although the disease is deadly, a new awareness effort from the Alliance for Aging Research shows lives can be saved through early recognition and treatment of sepsis.

The centerpiece of the education effort is an animated short film called “Sepsis in Older Americans: Saving Lives through Early Recognition.” This “pocket film” is an accessible, concise introduction to the disease. It shares the signs and symptoms of sepsis and emphasizes the importance of early detection in saving lives. Since its release, it has garnered more 23,000 views.

“This film was created to spread the word about sepsis in a way that is easy to understand and easy to share,” says Lindsay Clarke, vice president of Health Programs for the Alliance. “We invite people who watch this film to share it with their friends and family. The more people we can educate on detecting the early signs of sepsis, the more lives we can save.”

Clarke encourages the sharing of the film through social media. During May, the Alliance is sending out tweets under the hashtag #sepsisawareness offering sepsis facts and tips at its Twitter handle @aging_research.

To watch the film, view below or go to this link: http://youtu.be/a0gbxCVgukw




About the Alliance for Aging Research

The Alliance for Aging Research is the leading nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the pace of scientific discoveries and their application in order to vastly improve the universal human experience of aging and health. The Alliance was founded in 1986 in Washington, D.C., and has since become a valued advocacy organization and a respected influential voice with policymakers. Visit agingresearch.org for more information.

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Industry:Health, Non-profit
Tags:sepsis, seniors, awareness, treatment
Last Updated:May 15, 2014
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