Imagine getting a phone call from your sister saying she thinks our 57 year old mother might have Alzheimer's disease? I laughed at her and said only older people get that, mom is just forgetful, that's different. Well, unfortunately my sister was right. Our mom was diagnosed at the age of 57 with early onset Alzheimer's disease. My families world was completely crushed and turned upside down. My mother, who was always with it and as sharp as a tack, was now forced to stop driving, retire after 30 years as a dental hygienist and have everyone remind her what we just told her 10 seconds ago. As my family and I struggle with WHY HER, my mom continues to inspire us every single day. Not once has she asked why her, not once has she cried about the fact that she has an incurable disease, not once has she complained a single day and not once has she ever felt sorry for herself. She is the most positive and inspirational person on this planet.
There is no cure for this disease. It is the 6th leading cause of death in the US, every 66 seconds someone in the US develops the disease and it kills more than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined. I am trying to raise money so that we can find a cure and tackle Alzheimer's!