In December 2001, my 51-year-old mother began showing signs of dementia and was diagnosed with a rare, degenerative brain disorder called Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, or CJD . Doctors compared the disease to Alzheimer's, but instead of progressing over many years, CJD progresses quite rapidly. After 7 months in a long-term care facility, my mom passed away in August 2002. It is in her honor that I'm participating in the Walk to End Alzheimer's this year.
Currently, more than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer's and that number is expected to grow to as many as 14 million by 2050. Our future is at risk unless we can find a way to change the course of this disease. I'm leading the way to Alzheimer's first survivor by participating in the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's®.
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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