The Alzheimer’s Walk for 2019
In the past, I have been a part of The Graduate Group, but I have partnered this year with Judy Rutsey, a friend of many years whose husband Gene died from Alzheimer’s in May of 2018. We are now the Rutsey-Sanders Team.
My Wife Sally was diagnosed in April 2008 and I still have her here at home. She goes to Rest Care on Tuesdays and Thursdays for four hours and I have a lady come in on Monday and Friday for four hours so I am getting a break to get some things done and to get some rest. I just read today that most people think grief happens when someone dies. They may not know that it is possible to grieve deeply for someone who has a progressive cognitive illness. Sally no longer has much of an attention span, no memory, no focus or concentration. Her latest MRI of the brain indicated that Atrophy has progressed from moderate to severe. There are no meds available right now to help with her situation. Someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s every 65 seconds. From 2000 to 2017, deaths from Alzheimer’s in the USA have increased 145%. An astounding 2/3 of the 5.8 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s and dementia are women.
What can we do about this? We need to raise more for additional research to find a cure for this terrible disease which affects people of all ages even in their 20’s and 30’s. I am asking for your help as we probably all know someone in our family who has this disease. I know I am concerned for my kids and my grandchildren. My dad and my father in law both died in their early 70’s with Alzheimer’s and it was tough to see them go through this.
Please click on the personal page link below and make your contribution. If you would like to send a check make it to the Alzheimer’s Assoc. and send to me at 9531 Windmill Ct., Ft. Wayne, IN 46804. My goal is $4,000.
Thanks so much for yourhelp,
Ed and Sally Sanders
260 466 2276
Thank you for helping us advance Alzheimer's support, care and research!
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