As a Memory ProgramCoordinator, I spend day-in, day-out, with a tight-knit community ofextraordinary individuals: scientists, doctors, lawyers, nurses, professors,interior designers, accomplished musicians, ivy league graduates, navalcommanders, pilots... and that's just to name a few. The catalyst for thiscommunity does not come from common interests, or even personal choice, but outof necessity from the devastating, shared experience of mid to late stagedementia.
My mission is two-fold:
1. To do everything within my power to assist the individuals under my care not to let their diagnosis define them. To let their identity, history and voice, be respected, appreciated and heard. To encourage daily purpose, joy, and most importantly, maintain dignity.
2. To FIGHT. To fight in remembrance of the millions who have battled through this nightmare and those who are living it today. To fight for the devoted family members and friends functioning as 24 hour caregivers and advocates, to the point of physical, emotional and financial exhaustion.
Please join me in my fightby attending or donating to The Walk to End Alzheimers. We are strongertogether, and we will not go down without a FIGHT!
Thank you for helping us advance Alzheimer's support, care and research!
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