Thank you for visiting my webpage. As August 19th comes, it will go. That is the date that Alzheimer’s took my mom’s life.
In her 81 years, she had never been hospitalized except for the birth of her children. She had no other ailments – cancer, heart disease, diabetes, arthritis or high blood pressure. She never used a cane, a walker or a wheelchair. At around the age of 70 a silent thief that had not shown itself appeared. The thief had been dormant and most likely started to inflict its damage when she was in her 50’s. Over the course of 10 years, her memories started to vanish and a whole new person emerged. Eventually she was a child again.
I will be walking to honor her memory. Although I have been through this phase, I cannot forget those out there who are right in the middle of it, nor those who just are realizing there may be a problem and have no idea what is to come. I hear people talk about someone that is acting "different" and know the signs right away. This disease is not just about forgetting, it is also about the person turning into someone you don’t know. Their whole personality changes.
I hope you will consider making a donation. If not for me than think of it this way, most likely at some point in time someone you know will get this disease. A spouse, a parent, a sibling, an aunt or uncle, your cousin or just a good friend. Wouldn’t you prefer that not to happen?
The Philadelphia walk is one of the largest with thousands attending, it shows those who attend that we are not alone. Let's unite and beat this!
Thank you for joining our movement! The end of Alzheimer's disease starts here lets not it end here.
Thank you for helping us advance Alzheimer's support, care and research!
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