I am walking in honor of Susan and our sister-in-law Sharon,as well as all those suffering Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms ofdementia. Our team will also walk toacknowledge the hard work of caregivers who are taking care of those thatsuffer this terrible disease.
Susan has had an up and down year. Last Fall she had a small“awakening.” After lying in bed for almost two years, she suddenly startedgetting up and participating in activities at her memory care facility, VillaAlamar. The neurologists think thatsince her condition is a combination of a traumatic brain injury and dementia,that some internal brain repair overcame some of the injury leading to her“awakening.” But the dementia willcontinue its relentless march downhill. InJanuary, she fell and suffered a compression fracture in her back. She was puton hospice so she could access a hospital bed and receive additional care atVilla Alamar, and was on some mild pain medication for a couple of months whileshe healed. But this basically put herback in bed again. The COVID-19 pandemic then led to a lock down in thefacility, and I have been unable to visit her since mid-March. I Zoom her once a week, and that is betterthan nothing….just.
Please consider joining my team and/or donating to this cause. Last year, yourgenerosity helped me raise over $5,000, and I’ve set the goal for this year at$6,000. Together we can end Alzheimer's disease and dementia.
Thank you for helping advance Alzheimer's support, care and research.
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