My family, Team True Love Ways, will be participating in the Walk to End Alzheimer's in Atlanta, GA on Saturday, September 28, 2019 in honor of my mom who passed away March 25, 2019 of Dementia. We participate in this walk to raise funds for research, care and support for families just like ours and the millions unknowingly coming after us.
My mom was diagnosed with FTD in the Fall of 2013, and rapidly deteriorated in body, mind, and spirit over the subsequent 5+ years. I miss her terribly.
The Alzheimer's Association provided invaluable resources and support for our family as we faced each phase of this incurable disease. For our family specifically, the Alzheimer's Association provided caregiver education, what-to-expect books, next stage care counsel and options, legal contacts, out of home care options, and an always warm, empathetic approach to all of our questions and needs. More broadly, the Alzheimer's Association equips and promotes advocacy about this deadly disease resulting in increased government funding for research. There is only 1 disease in the top 10 leading causes of deaths in the US that cannot be prevented, slowed or cured...Alzheimer's disease.
Today, 100% of those diagnosed with Alzheimer's will die from the disease. What we pray for is that one day other families won't have to face this same lengthy, dreadful decline. The rate of Alzheimer's diagnoses is on the rise...we need more funding for more research and better care options.
Please join us in support of the Alzheimer's Association by praying, walking and/or giving.
Our team, True Love Ways (which, by the way, was my parents' 'song' from their courtship over 53 years ago!), has committed to raise $10,000 and we are asking for your support!
Thank you for helping us advance Alzheimer's support, care and research!
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