In 2011, my dad, Randy Sharpe, was a seeming healthy 57 year old man who was starting to have some issues remembering things. The doctors didn't want to say it was dementia because of his age. He was told it was depression at first. He knew it wasn't depression. Finally he was able to find a doctor who diagnosed him with Early Onset Dementia. It was a bittersweet diagnosis. We had an answer, but also we knew what was next. My dad passed away from Alzheimer's in August 2019 at the age of 65.
My hope is that by the time my child grows up there will be a cure. I am hoping by the time I reach my dad's age there will be better treatments for Alzheimer's.
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.
Thank you for helping advance Alzheimer's support, care and research.
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