Jean's Walk Donation Page
Come walk with my family and me on August 25th at the Detroit Zoo! If you are able to, please consider donating to our team which is named after my Mom, my boys' Grandma (Team Grandma).
As many of you know my Mom has Alzheimer's. Sadly, she continues to decline. We are experiencing what Nancy Reagan coined "the long goodbye." She no longer knows where she is, the time of day, which season it is or who most of her very own children are anymore. She takes living in the moment to a whole new level as it is all she can do. But living this way has taught my Dad, Dean, Tino, Niko, Attis and me to truly appreciate our time, right now, together :)
On a positive note, we take part in one of so many amazing programs available through the Alzheimer's Association, Meet Me @ The Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center. This gives my mom a purpose, she has so much fun and loves to create art and be with other people! My Dad has also joined in attending a Community Connect program with my mom and me - we've enjoyed listening to community concerts at the Alzheimer's Association given by members of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra!
August 25th will be here before you know it. Please consider registering on my team (Team Grandma) and walking. Or, if you are able, please make a donation to help the Alzheimer's Association continue to offer care, education, support and resources.
Currently, more than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer's and that number is expected to grow to as many as 16 million by 2050. Our future is at risk unless we can find a way to change the course of this disease.
I walk in honor of my Mom who is living with Alzheimer's and for my Dad (her primary caregiver).
Finding the good in every situation is what we strive for and the relationship my mom has with my kids is unlike any other. Their love for each other is mutual. My middle guy Niko plays the piano. He called my mom the other night to play a soothing new song over the phone for her. He played it for her at least a half dozen times because when he'd finish playing my mom kept saying how beautiful it is and to play it again! (My dad called me later and said her face was smiling and content during the entire call!) xo
The end of Alzheimer's disease starts with you.
Thank you for helping us advance Alzheimer's support, care and research!
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