My dad's illness inspired me to participate in the fight against Alzheimer's. During his last year, I found it difficult to get the help we needed to help him cope with and fight through this horrible disease. There was not enough awareness or resources in our community, much less assistance. It was like jumping through all sorts of hoops. But by then, it was still not enough because the disease had kept eating away at him and taking any dignity he had left. Call it ignorance or what you will, but when this disease is new to you and has never touched someone you love so dearly, and you see them deteriorate little by little, assuming it is old age, senility, or don't believe it could be something worse, by then its too late. You hoped and prayed he'd get better and be around for many many years. How could this illness take away all those decades of memories in the blink of an eye?!. It waits for no one! Sadly, it took from me the most strongest, talented and hard working man I will ever know.
I have so many regrets but I can only move forward now, learn from this tragic experience, honor him and hopefully make a difference.
I hope that by gaining more knowledge and awareness, I might be able to help others going through the same kind of tragedy my family and I had to endure.
Alzheimer’s isn’t stopping and neither are we. By participating in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s®, I’m raising funds and awareness to advance the fight against this disease — funds that allow the Alzheimer’s Association® to provide 24/7 care and support while accelerating critical research.
Families facing Alzheimer’s and all other dementia need us now more than ever — and with your help, we can be there for them. Please make a donation or register as a participant and start your own fundraising. Together, we can end Alzheimer’s disease.
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Thank you for helping advance Alzheimer's support, care and research.
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