Of course I'm going to have the memories of those blank stares, the repeating of the same stories and the ability to not be able to express herself, but there is so much more to remember. I will never forget her love of baking or cooking, the joy she had playing the piano, the unconditional love she had for her family, her infectious laugh, her ability to hear a whisper from the next room, her appetite for a piece of cherry pie and that "little bit" of ice cream.
My grandma was a wonderful woman and she was up until the day she passed as a result of her battle of Alzheimer's. Not only did it affect her, but also my family and others around her, as the disease slowly took over. So, I am walking for her and also for all others who are battling and are affected from this disease, whether it be my family, friends, coworkers, patients or whoever I come in contact with, this walk is for you.
Thank you for helping advance Alzheimer's support, care and research.
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