Women are at the epicenter of the Alzheimer’s epidemic. Nearly two-thirds of the Americans living with Alzheimer’s – and more than 60 percent of Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers – are women. It’s time to take action by taking the field!
My grandmother was showing symptoms in her mid-50's and diagnosed shortly after and faded for the next 17 years. As a child it was hard to see my grandmother forget who I was and eventually forget how to walk and talk. Now as a nurse, I occasionally take care of patients with dementia. It is incredibly difficult to keep them happy and safe. It breaks my heart that there isn’t a lot we can do medically for these patients. My hope is a better understanding of how to treat the disease or a cure very soon.
Please support my participation in RivALZ, a flag football game and fundraising competition to help end Alzheimer’s. We may be opponents on the field, but when it comes to Alzheimer’s, we’re all on the same side. This is a disease that must be defeated and we need your help to do it. Your donation will advance the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association.
Thank you for helping us tackle this disease – win or lose, our true goal is a world without Alzheimer’s!