And just like that, the flower changed from yellow to purple. What a privilege it was to be his daughter.
Dementia took years of memories from my dad, and erased them. I hate what it did to our family...the stress..the exorbitant cost, the deep sadness. With shattered hearts, we watched his rapid decline. We cried through his loss of independence. We struggled as we witnessed horrific confusion and the torment that this disease brings to a person's mind. It was hell on earth for me, my mom and the many people that loved him and cherished his life.
This year I will participate again in the Walk to End Alzheimer's of Gwinnett as a Committee Volunteer. Funds raised through this walk will not only fund much needed research to end Alzheimer's/dementia, but also will provide assistance for families like mine, who have faced this disease.
Currently, more than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer's/dementia 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.
Thank you for joining the fight against the disease that is stealing dignity, memories and time with people we love.
Thank you so much for your support. #savethememories
Thank you for helping us advance Alzheimer's support, care and research!
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