My name is Lauren Barrett and my grandfather and great uncle were diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. My great uncle passed away 11 years ago from this terrible disease and my grandfather is currently battling with it. My mother, Marie, and I have decided to take steps in the fight to end Alzheimer’s.
Currently, more than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, and over 15 million more are faced with the financial and emotional challenges of caring for a loved one with the disease. And these numbers are only rising. As the baby boomers age, 10 million individuals in this generation are expected to develop Alzheimer’s.
But there is something we can do to stop this devastating disease. We can walk together and join in the movement to end Alzheimer’s. That’s why I’m participating in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s®.
As of now, there are no survivors of Alzheimer’s disease. This devastating and debilitating disease is the ultimate thief — of memories, of independence, of time and ultimately, of life.
Thank you for helping us advance Alzheimer's support, care and research!
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