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My Dad unfortunately got Dementia in his early 80s and our family watched him decline until he passed away at 86 years old. By the end, he didn't know my children's name and never had spoke my name for years. I watched my Mom see the head of our household for over 50 years regress into child-like ways. He forgot how to shave and would barely speak to anyone when he used to be the life of the party. He thought he was still in his 20s and working as a carpenter - he would get up in the middle of the night and turn over chairs like he was fixing them. He would wake up my Mom at night and ask her who she was. This was devastating for my Mom and for my family. My children still cry about Grandpa being gone and I feel he was taken from us much earlier then when he passed away due to this awful disease.
I hope we can find a cure for this disease that affects so many people and devastates families. I am a life-time advocate and will remain active to help families to spread awareness.
On June 21, I'm participating in The Longest Day, an event to honor the strength, passion and endurance of those facing Alzheimer's disease. From sunrise to sunset, my team will complete an activity of our choosing to raise awareness and funds for the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association.
Today, over 35 million people across the world are living with Alzheimer's, including more than 5 million Americans. In the United States alone, more than 15 million caregivers generously dedicate themselves to those with Alzheimer's and dementia. And these numbers will only continue to rise unless we take action.
Together, we can show those facing Alzheimer's disease they are not alone. Please make a donation to help the Alzheimer's Association advance research and provide care and support to those facing the disease today.
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