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Our Team Story
As many of you know, I was diagnosed a few yrs ago with Early Onset Dementia w/Alzheimer's. At this time there is no cure for Alzheimer's. I have been very fortunate as to be blessed by a very supportive immediate family, close friends, doctors, and support of Peer to Peer groups and The Alzheimer's Association.
I am only at the beginning of this long journey as such I am very appreciative that I have seen for myself, the benefits that will be in place for my family when they are needed. I have also at this time received so much love, support, and knowledge. I do not know where I would be today without my fellow Peer support.
I am a 2020-2021 member of the National Early Stage Advisory Group. I have the privilege's of speaking with Providers across the country showing them what the new face of Early Stage Alzheimer's look like, I am speaking in blog's, and to Caregiver groups. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.
I am also very fortunate as I have been able to assist in the Alzheimer's Impact Movement, AIM- as an Advocate encouraging our elected officials to support the much needed Bills for the People living with Alzheimer's and other Dementia's, and many more. This has brought much meaning into my life. It is amazing when you sit in front of a Legislator (or anyone actually) start to speak about a Bill you need help with and watch their mouth drop when you say: This Bill effects me personally because I have Early Onset Dementia w/Alzheimer's. The same response always is "You don't look like you have Alzheimer's" No, I don't..
Here is reality...I am what the new Alzheimer's looks like. We are getting younger and younger. I was Diagnosed at 52, so far the youngest I have met is a 46 yr old. Buckle up reality is coming in hard and bumpy. We need to find a cure now.
The Longest Day is the day of the year with the most light — the summer solstice. And it's the day I have committed to fight Alzheimer's disease! I’m participating in The Longest Day, a fundraising event to advance the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association.
Today, an estimated 50 million people worldwide are living with Alzheimer's or other dementias, including more than 5 million Americans. In the United States alone, 16 million friends and family members are providing their care. We must take action now, or these numbers will continue to rise.
Stand up to the darkness of Alzheimer’s and make a donation today to help the Alzheimer's Association support all those facing the disease. Thank you!
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The dollars you raise fuel the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association.
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