I just read my personal page from last year. It begins, "My name is Emma. I am one of Sarah's sisters. Sarah lives with me and my husband, Jake." Yes, my name is Emma. Yes, I am one of Sarah's sisters. No, Sarah does not live with me and Jake. In February, Sarah's hip broke. She was hospitalized for hip surgery. After the hospital stay, she went to a rehab center. Unfortunately, the rehab was not successful, so Sarah is now wheelchair bound and living in a nursing home. She can no longer stand or walk, although they do provide physical therapy for her. Jake and I visit Sarah 6 days/week. We usually go at lunchtime. The people there, staff and residents, are very nice.
My personal page from last year also says, "We are thankful that Sarah eats well, is able to occupy herself, and can still go on short walks with Jake. We are grateful that her mood is usually good." Yes, Sarah continues to eat well. Perhaps she occupies herself with her thoughts. No more short walks because she can no longer walk. And yes, we continue to be extremely thankful that her mood still seems, for the most part, to be good when we are with her.
As my personal page from last year says, "There is at this time no cure for Alzheimer's Disease, but there is research, and there is hope, So we turn to you with the opportunity to help. If you are able, we encourage you to join our team (Team ED) and walk with us in the Alzheimer's Walk. If that does not work for you, we urge you to make a donation in support of one of us or in support of Team ED. Thank you."
Please consider supporting us again this year. Thank you.
Thank you for helping us advance Alzheimer's support, care and research!
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