Caring for someone with dementia is like watching someone die twice. And the feelings you live with afterwards are difficult to explain. You second-guess yourself. You feel guilt. There is no comfort when people tell you they are "...in a better place." Although Caitlin was on the nose when she said "Wella is in a place where she is no longer confused or scared."
I want two things. I want to educate people on how to recognize and handle dementia. How to treat those victims with respect and dignity.
I want a world where someone SURVIVES.
This year I am also dedicating this walk to Pete Reed, father of my best friend, Renee. He was a grandfather to Sonia as well as a dad to John and I. We lost him this year to Alzheimer's. He was a great man.
We have a great team. I love every one of them.
From my friends, I ask only $5-$10. Help me be a survivor.
Thank you for helping advance Alzheimer's support, care and research.
I have raised