I am adding an edit to my mom's story.
Mom passed away on Wednesday morning January 17, 2018 from Alzheimer's. That by no means this is an end to our fight against it. This only makes our commitment stronger. Please help us put an end to Alzheimer's.
My mom has Alzheimer's and it not only takes a toll on the mind but the body also. Mom is not eating like she should, her mind seems to be shutting off the part that tells her she is hungry.
Talking with mom gets hard too. What she remembers isn't always how it was and she can get argumentative over the facts as she recalls them. Her short term memory is hardly there. You can tell her how the kids and grandkids are doing then 5 minutes later, sometimes less, she will ask again.
It is very hard to see my mom, a woman who gave so much to raise me and my brothers and sister, slip away. I know it is hard on us but I wish mom could could explain to us how hard it must be on her.
Some studies prove that Alzheimer's can be and is hereditary. I beleive this to be true. Many in my family believe our Grandmother had it too. Grandma, mom, am I next? My siblings? Will this terrible disease still be around to rob my children or grandchildren of their memories or their lives?
Please help find a cure any way you can! Our past and future depends on all of us.
Currently, more than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer's and that number is expected to grow to as many as 16 million by 2050. Our future is at risk unless we can find a way to change the course of this disease.
The end of Alzheimer's disease starts with you. Please make a donation to help the Alzheimer's Association advance research into methods of treatment, prevention and, ultimately, a cure.
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