My mother, Jedda, started with early onset dementia in 2010. She was a hairdresser for 49 years and was diagnosed at the age of 62. Mom's disease slowly progressed where she could not live on her own, drive a car, or even remember how to do simple tasks like order from a menu and put on earrings and her own makeup. She loves her family deeply, although she doesn't remember memories of our childhood, where we live or even the names of our children. Mom is in a personal care home. She is happy most of the time and very loving and that is a blessing. I miss "Old Mom" and wish I could call her up and have a conversation about life with her. She is my mom, but she is "New Mom". Someone who doesn't remember much about her life or the lives of her children and grandchildren. I am walking to help others like my mom find a cure to end this disease. No family should have to see their loved one suffer from this disease. Thank you for reading my story and I hope that you consider donating to my team and this worthy cause. -Deanna Forsythe, Jedda's daughter
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