The Power of Re-memberies: Taking the Plunge for Alzheimer
When my son was 3 years old, he used the word "re-memberies" instead of using the simply phrase, "I remember." I found this so endearing as our "memories" are gems to be cherished and a way to review our life's journey. We never realize the value in this until it's gone. When I was 16 years old, I volunteered to work with Alzheimer patients at a nursing home. The alternative was a nursery school. I chose to surround myself with older vs. younger individuals and I have NEVER regretted that decision. The unexpected experiences I found working with these individuals was life-changing for me. The relationships I forged I will remember forever. The people I met over the course of 2 years changed how I viewed this terrible disease and the strain it places upon their families. Re-memberies are precious and I take the plunge this February in rememberance of the residents of Providence Retirement Home and so many friends who've tirelessly cared for their parents.
By participating in this event, I've committed to raising awareness and funds to advance the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association®.
Currently, more than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer's disease and that number is expected to grow to as many as 16 million by 2050. Our future is at risk and we must come together to change the course of this disease.
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