I walk in memory of my Dad, Samuel A. Brown, my father-in-law Charles A. Snowden and Uncle, Alfred A. Cook, Sr. and all others effected by the devastating disease of Alzheimer's.
Our Dad was the kindest man you would ever want to meet. He had a big heart and loved helping people. He showed me more love than any daughter could possibly ask for. In his eyes, I was forever his "baby girl. He loved family and especially loved following my mom around their small town. He greeted everyone with a big smile and a joke or two.
My father-in-law also loved people and would help anyone in need. He always made me feel welcomed and treated me like family from day one. He was a barrel of fun and full of many great stories to tell.
Alzheimer's is a family disease. Not only does it affect the person diagnosed but others as well including family, friends, co-workers, neighbors or church members. I have always had a special place in my heart for the elderly. I am always drawn to them. I love their conversations. They are filled with lots of wisdom and have plenty of good stories to tell from “back in the day.” I remember whenever visiting my hometown, which was often, I never left without seeing my grandmother. I also had some of the best times with my husband’s grandmother. These ladies were sharp at a ripe “young” age. I loved them dearly. Unfortunately, Alzheimer’s does not affect just the elderly. It is hard to believe there is a disease that robs you of your memory. For me that is a hard pill to swallow which is why I will continue to push forward until we have a world without Alzheimer’s. I am extremely passionate about doing my part in finding a cure for this devastating disease. I am praying for the day when we celebrate the first survivor.
While I am not an expert in Alzheimer's, I can share my personal experiences and knowledge. I will do my part in educating families and preventing them from walking into this blindsided.
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