2020 is like our worst nightmare year from Hell. There is no such thing as NORMAL in 2020 but Alzheimer's continues to devastate families all over the world. We must not get sidetracked from our goal of finding a cure for this cruel and relentless disease. A lot of energy and resources have had to be diverted to the immediate Pandemic but the The Alzheimer's Association continues to be focused on supporting people effected by Alzheimer's and the search for a cure. They need our help and Team Duffy's Duffers is once again activated and reaching out to you for your support.
Things have changed in this past year for Tony and I but in many ways they have stayed the same. He had Influenza A in March, was in isolation @ Country Village then everyone was placed on isolation in their rooms because of Covid-19. He was so weakened by the Influenza and the subsequent isolation that he fell 3 times in April. Because of CDC guidelines PT wasn't allowed in but they allowed me to walk him outside starting the beginning of May. I feel very blessed that he is stronger and more stable than he was and I still get to walk with him 2-3 times per week. He still recognizes me when he sees me, sometimes with his little smirky smile. He makes my heart sing. He remains the biggest blessing God has ever given me.
In March of 2017 I tested positive for the Beta Amaloid and was able to join a clinical trial for "Asymptomatic Alzheimer's." This is where the focus is for the future cure, catching it before it's plaques and tangles have an opportunity to do its damage. I feel blessed with the opportunity to do those things that might help my brain and to be able to be a part of the search for a cure.
Because of research that has gone before there are medications that can slow the progression of Alzheimer's Disease today. For my husband, Tony, these were effective for a long time, giving us many more days of enjoying life together one day at a time. Now Alzhimer's research may help me live without suffering the torments that I've watched my husband go through.
Alzheimer's Association doesn't just do "walks and fund raisers" for research. They are a major support system for people with Alzheimer's and their care-giving loved ones. I can't imagine doing this journey without their love and support. Thank you Alzheimer's Association.
Thank you for joining the movement! Please consider supporting this 2019 Walk To End Alzheimer's with a donation. You can just click the donate button or you can download a paper donation form to send in your contributions. The end of Alzheimer's disease starts with you.
Thank you for helping us advance Alzheimer's support, care and research!
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