It is that time of year where my sorority is preparing and fundraising to participating in the Walk to End Alzheimer's and we are leading the way to Alzheimer's first survivor by participating in the Walk. 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.
After a series of falls, my grandmother was left with an inability to communicate with us, and there was no way of knowing or telling if she knew who we were or who she was. While this may not have been your standard diagnosis of Dementia or Alzheimer's, the symptoms she showed were similar to that of which Alzheimer's patients face. That being said, I can say that I know what is is like to have to seen someone go through the effects of this disease. Seeing my grandmother like that was very hard for me and my family, so I know the toll a disease like Alzheimer's can put on a family. This has made my passion for the fight to end Alz even stronger. No one should have to go through seeing their family or friends suffer at the effects of this disease.
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