Find a Cure for Alzheimer's!
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My father James Bell Sr suffered from Frontotemoral Dementia. FTD is the most common dementia diagnosed before 60. It took years before we had a diagnoses for my dad and we were at a loss for what was happening to him. When he was finally diagnosed he was 64 years old. My family made the hardest decision ever and he was put in a nursing home to get the care that he needed. Watching the one person who could do everything and was the BEST husband, father, papa deteriorate was heartbreaking. Our father thankfully knew each and every one of us and always greeted us by name then would tell us, thanks for stopping, you should get home to the kids. He lost his battle to Dementia on March 29th, 2011. We were all with him and told him how much we loved him and that we would take care of our mother.. It was the hardest day but I’m also so thankful,I could be with him as he left this world.. Our family Carries on for our father with the James Bell Dementia center here in Rochester NY. Family was everything to our father so running for this charity hits close to my heart. On behalf of my family thank you so much for helping in this fight against Alzheimer’s Christine