My husband Joe was a brilliant man. He was capable of teaching himself to do very complex things and problem solve. He did not have formal training in the world of Information Technology, however he taught himself to design and build network systems. With his talent, he was employed by several top firms and consulting firms.
Joe suffered from Alzheimer's disease starting in his mid 50's. I watched as his brilliant mind was so affected that he was unable to manage most of the simple tasks of everyday life. Joe died at the age of 69.
As the primary caregiver for my husband, I felt helpless. There is very little that doctors can do for someone suffering from the disease. I am so grateful for the Alzheimer's Association and the resources that they provide. While I felt helpless, I never felt alone.
My team is walking again this year to show our support and the need for increased resources and attention to this disease. I pray for the day that we will no longer have to see a loved one deteriorate from this disease.
We would appreciate your prayers and support.
Thank you for helping us advance Alzheimer's support, care and research!
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