My Dad passed away on 9/5/13 from Alzheimer's. I was told things would get better for me in time.
When? It still hurts everyday that he is not here to help me. When?
My Dad was not only the best Father, he was my best friend, he was my Financial Advisor, he taught me how to drive, play golf, fish, I even remember the first day he showed me how to shave.
I think of him everyday and it still hurts that he is not here to shake his hand or give him a hug. I go to the cemetery and talk to him. It is so hard not having your Dad around.
I continue to participate in the walk against Alzheimer's to find a cure. I don't want anyone to have to go through what my Mother, 3 caregivers, and I did to maintain his quality of life.
It's the least I can do to help rid of the horrible disease.
Please take a minute to watch my video below on why I walk.
I ask that you contribute any amount, even $1 will help towards research. Thank you very much for your time and considerationI love you Dad, and I still miss you very much.
Alzheimer's disease is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States.
* More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's.
* Every 66 seconds, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer's disease.
* Nearly half of care contributors -- those who are caregivers of someone with Alzheimer's and/or contribute financially to their care -- cut back on their own expenses (including food, transportation and medical care) to pay for dementia-related care of a family member or friend.
* In 2015, 15.9 million caregivers provided an estimated 18.1 billion hours of unpaid care valued at more than $221 billion.
* Alzheimer's is the only cause of death among the top 10 in America that cannot be prevented, cured, or even slowed.
* There are approximately 700,000 people dying each year because they have Alzheimer's.
* 1 in 3 seniors dies with Alzheimer's or another dementia.
Thank you for helping us advance Alzheimer's support, care and research!
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