My grandma has been struggling with this disease for a few years now and it has caused her to drastically change. She doesn’t remember many events or know who I am the majority of the time. She is there for one moment and gone the next. She has been robbed of being the Mother and Grandmother that she could have been, and it pains me to see. Still in these times she can find humor, and likes to crack jokes. Seeing her happy in those moments is all my family or I can wish for.
What has been taken from my grandmother is something I am fighting so hard for; To ensure this doesn’t happen to my mother or the rest of my family. I’m fighting for my grandmother, but also for other families so they won’t know the feeling of seeing someone they love being robbed of the person they could be.
Women are at the epicenter of the Alzheimer’s epidemic. Nearly two-thirds of the Americans living with Alzheimer’s – and more than 60 percent of Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers – are women. It’s time to take action by taking the field!
Please support my participation in RivALZ, a flag football game and fundraising competition to help end Alzheimer’s. We may be opponents on the field, but when it comes to Alzheimer’s, we’re all on the same side. This is a disease that must be defeated and we need your help to do it. Your donation will advance the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association.
Thank you for helping us tackle this disease – win or lose, our true goal is a world without Alzheimer’s!
To eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.