As many of you know, I began facilitating a support group for caregivers of people with Alzheimer's and other related dementias. I started this journey because of my desire to assist with older adults and my passion as a caregiver. I wanted to help empower and support those people who are the caregivers and families. The journey through Alzheimer's disease and other dementias is a difficult one. And no matter how hard you try or how much you do for your loved one, it will get worse. There is no cure and there are very few options for treatment that only may alleviate or prolong the end result. So I am walking for the families and caregivers. I hear their voices, see their relentless passion to try whatever it takes to help those they care for, and feel their hopelessness as the disease progresses. I also hear their humor when we realize sometimes all you can do is laugh instead of cry. But most of all, I hear their HOPE that we will find a cure or treatments to stop the progression of Alzheimer's. I would love for you to walk along side me by joining my team or donate as you are able. If neither of those are possible right now, just be aware of those around you who may be navigating this journey. They could use your help. Figure out a way that you can help them with their health, both physical or social. We can all help. You will make a difference.
Thank you! Heather Reiss
I'm leading the way to Alzheimer's first survivor 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. Our future is at risk unless we can find a way to change the course of this disease. Together, we can end Alzheimer's disease. Please make a donation to advance the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association.
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