My mother, Betty Kessler, lived with dementia for the last 8 years of her life. Dementia takes our loved ones away - they are there in person, but not in mind. It is a terrible and devastating transition to watch. Mom-Mom, as my children referred to her, never lost her spark for life and continued to enjoy music and food until the bitter end. But she did lose her ability to recognize her loved ones, and her ability to perform routine activities of daily living. Families living with Alzheimers and related dementias need our support.
I'm leading the way to Alzheimer's first survivor by participating in the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's®. Currently, more than 5 million 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.
Although this year's walk will look a little different as we are unable to gather in large groups, the Walk will be Everywhere - and in unity, we can do our part.
Together, we can end Alzheimer's disease. Please make a donation to advance the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association.
Thank you for joining the fight against Alzheimer's!
Thank you for helping advance Alzheimer's support, care and research.
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