My grandmother was the sweetest person in the world. She was bright, wise, and a light in our lives. She showed early signs of dementia. It started with her walks that she did daily for years. Every now and then she would forget her way home. Once or twice would turn into a few dozen times. As the years went on, she began to forget more, eventually forgetting us and losing the essence of who she was. It was tough on our family to understand why and what was happening. It was rough on my aunts and uncles who had to care for her. My grandmother passed on February 12, 2018.
Those who have a family member with Alzheimer’s are more likely to develop the disease. The risk increases if more than one family member has the illness. Every 65 seconds, someone in the US develops this disease. 5.7 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's, By 2050, this number is projected to rise to nearly 14 million Americans. For these reasons, and in memory of my grandmother, I am taking the field to tackle Alzheimer's this July.
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