Luckily, many of you may not have personal experience with this devastating disease and likely associate it with extreme memory loss in the elderly. Sadly, it's so much more than that... it's a father not recognizing his daughter, or a mother her son. A husband of 50 years not knowing his wife but asking instead for his mother, who has been gone for decades. And since those who have loved us and those whom we have loved form the very nature of who we are, ultimately it becomes forgetting yourself. And that, is pretty scary. Scarier still is the explosive rate at which this cruel disease is growing.
BUT there is hope. Hope in research for identifying causes, hope for new methods of earlier diagnosis and interventions, for new medications which may alleviate symptoms and slow progression of the disease for the 5 million sufferers in this country alone. Hope for new therapies to reach the lost and improve their quality of life, advance their care, and support their tireless caregivers until such time that we find a cure.
Would you please consider a donation of any amount(none is too small) to help honor all those who battle this disease, both victims and caregivers?
Thank you for helping us advance Alzheimer's support, care and research!
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