About 5 years ago, I was "officially" diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease. I had had to stop working in 2006, because I was making mistakes at work and could no longer run my business. It doesn't get any better and I'll only get worse. My wife Peg is writing this for me. I never could type much anyway, but I can't pull my thoughts together and verbalize them. Peg knows what I'm going through, and I trust her to make the right decisions for me. Inside, I'm still me, but it gets short-circuited and lost most of the time now.
Since I first typed Dennis' story, I've had to place him in a Memory Care facility. It's been the most difficult thing I've ever done. After 44 years of being together, this seems just unreal. My heart is heavy.
Any money that is raised for the Alzheimer's Association furthers research for all brain diseases. It's my wish that no family should go through what mine has.
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