I hope that you will consider joining Team Barber for this year’s walk by either walking with us this November 6th and/or donating.
After many doctor visits, we finally got the diagnosis of Posterior Cortical Atrophy (PCA) caused by Alzheimer's. At that time I did not know that there was no cure, treatment or way to slow this bastard of a disease down, with all the brilliant people in this world we have to find a cure!!
I have become the primary caregiver for Molly, and I know if the tables were turned Molly would be there for me. Caregiving is a 24/7 job. Friends often ask how Molly is doing. I want to say she is getting much better thankyou. But that does not happen, things only get worse and normal every day activities are harder or require help.
After seeing the situation this last year in the assisted living facilities we are more committed to living independently as long as possible.
For all our lives we've thought we've been doing the "right" things: saving for retirement, exercising regularly to stay healthy, seeing our kids off into the world. And yet, no amount of planning could prepare me for a disease that slowly eats away at Molly's memory and her faculties. Alzheimer's crept in slowly and quietly, an unwelcomed guest who has set up camp in every aspect of our lives. Our outlook on retirement changed the moment we heard the diagnosis. I had always looked forward to retiring but instead worked past my announced retirement date. I find working a nice break from the care giving.
God doesn't put more in our lives than we can handle, and I fully believe that a cure exists although is yet to be found. All the donations we raise will go straight to the necessary research to prevent this disease from causing more harm than it already has, not only in our family, but all the families affected by Alzheimer's
Currently, more than 5million Americans have Alzheimer's and that number is expected to grow to as many as 16 million by 2050. Our future is at risk unless we can find a way to change the course of this disease.
I need your support to do my part! Please make a donation to help the Alzheimer's Association advance research into methods of treatment, prevention and, ultimately, a cure for Alzheimer's. For the millions already affected by the disease, the Association offers care, education, support and resources in communities nationwide.
Thank you for joining the movement! The end of Alzheimer's disease starts with you.
Thank you for helping advance Alzheimer's support, care and research.
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