My grandma Betty turned 89 on April 13th.
She is an amazing and wonderful woman. And she has Alzheimer's. She has had it for over 12 years and is in end-stage. I miss her terribly - as gone is the grandma who used to take care of me after school, helped me move into my 1st apartment, always was up for ice cream, loved swimming, called me because she was thinking of me, spoiled the family with Christmas presents, loved our family and helped me pick out my first wedding gown - is no longer there when I visit her. My daughters will only know the wonderful grandma I knew my whole life- through the stories I share. Alzheimer's is a terrible disease. It robs you of the people you love and leaves you feeling helpless. I am tired of feeling helpless about my grandma. I am walking for Grandma Betty and the many families who endure this disease every day.
I'm walking to help reclaim the future for millions. By participating in the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's, I'm committed to raising awareness and funds for Alzheimer research, care and support.
Currently, more than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer's and that number is expected to grow to as many as 16 million by 2050. Our future is at risk unless we can find a way to change the course of this disease.
Thanks everyone for supporting my efforts to find a treatment and/or cure for the disease.
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