Maybe you have a family member suffering with Alzheimer's or know someone who is caring for a loved one. Or, maybe if you're lucky you haven't had to deal with it personally which i hope that's the case. But in all reality,
this disease is out there and the worst thing is that there is no cure, there's no rhyme or reason to it either. Being a nurse I have seen people at all different stages of Alzheimer's dementia and it never gets easier. But when you see someone you love so much forget not only who you are, but also not remember things like eating or become aggressive (that is so uncharacteristic of them) it literally breaks you and leaves you feeling undefeated.
Caregivers suffer too, if not more, and carry an immense amount of stress and sadness.
I watched this disease take my Grams, Uncle Jim, Aunt Peggy, and Aunt Patsy. It is absolutely heartbreaking to watch someone you love deteriorate in front of you and not be able to help them. Today, I try my best to help the families of my patients with Alzheimer's understand the disease better and know what is to come. The Walk to End Alzheimer's is not only a way to remember and honor those family members I lost, but to hopefully find a cure one day so you do not have to experience this with one of your loved ones. We would love it if you could help us reach our goal this year,
whether walking or donating!! Anything and Everything is so appreciated!! Thank you in advance for your generosity!
Thank you for helping us advance Alzheimer's support, care and research!
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