When my family first realized something was wrong with my mother, we began a journey to finding a diagnosis. Over two years later we were given the diagnosis of Frontotemperal Dementia. The relief of a diagnosis quickly faded as we began to realize that there is no cure for this disease that is related to Alzheimer's.
Over the past several years, we have watched as my mom has slowly faded from us, becoming a completely different person, that is unrecognizable from the person we knew and grew up with. Last year my family and I joined the voices of people across the nation in the fight against dementia in the Alzheimer's Association's Walk to End Alzheimer's. This year we are doing it again. It's my dream and goal, that one day that relief of having a dementia diagnosis, can remain a relief, that it is no longer the end of the road. Treatment must be found that does more then a manage the symptoms.
Unite in a movement to reclaim the future for millions. Join our team for the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's®, the nation's largest event to raise awareness and funds to fight Alzheimer's disease. Together, we can advance research to treat and prevent Alzheimer's, and provide programs and support to improve the lives of millions of affected Americans.
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