Why do I Walk?
My father, Jake, had Dementia and I saw first hand how that changed him and our whole family. The roles were now reversed and he depended on me for his care. At that time I didn't understand what he was going through. I desperately wanted him to remember things. At times it was quite a battle. Even though that was quite some time ago I will never forget the struggle for him.
As we are faced with changes in our lives we see how precious "time" with our loved ones can be. Even with them not knowing where they are or who you are, we know. We see them every day, talk to them every day and wonder how long can they last like this.
Then it happens. Your loved one is gone. You are left with so many emotions. Sadness, loneliness, relief ,emptiness. And you hope no one has to experience this devastating disease.
This year family and friends have had to face the loss of their loved ones.There is still so much to learn about Alzheimer's disease. Especially early onset diagnosis. Men and women in their late 50's and early 60's are being diagnosed with early onset dementia and Alzheimer's disease.
My daughter, Michelle, is co-chairman along with Kimberly Stephens for the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's. I have watched them both work so hard not only to raise money, but awareness about 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.
Thank you for joining the fight against Alzheimer's!
Thank you for helping advance Alzheimer's support, care and research.
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