This is as close as I can get to my mom these days. I still cherish our visits - I talk to her, play Cuban music for her, and sing to her. The pandemic is difficult but having someone in a nursing home adds a layer of stress (and they have been amazing at hers).
I wish I didn't have to be my mom's memory, her advocate, her voice, but that is the reality. That is one of the millions of ways in which Alzheimer's sucks. There are too many others to list here. We have been on this journey for over a decade now and it's one I hope future generations do not have to take. I'm helping reclaim the future for millions by participating in the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's®. Currently, more than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer's and that number is expected to grow to as many as 16 million by 2050 if nothing changes. Can you believe those numbers?! As a daily witness, I can attest - and warn - to how scary that is.
The end of Alzheimer's disease starts with you (and me). Please make a donation to help the Alzheimer's Association advance research into methods of treatment, prevention and, ultimately, a cure. This disease needs to become extinct. We need our first survivor. I really need to know it is possible.
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