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.
I am walking to honor my angel of a grandmother, Bertha, who passed away from Alzheimer's disease in 2007. When she was diagnosed there just wasn't enough research out there for my family and I to fully understand how this disease was best handled. We tried our best to help my grandmother in whatever way possible but it was not an easy task; all of our lives were turned upside down. This disease was almost impossible for me to understand at the age of 14 and to see the effects it had on everyone around me was very upsetting. Each year there is more and more research going into figuring out what we can do to help people who are diagnosed with Alzheimer's and what their families can do to support a loved one with the disease. The Alzheimer's Association has done a tremendous job at educating healthcare providers, families, and those with Alzheimer's in how to best treat the disease and what support systems are available for those who need assistance. As long as we continue to raise awareness, there is no doubt in my mind that we can beat 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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