In October of 2018, my mom was diagnosed with Early-Onset Alzheimer's Disease. Although we finally had some clarity after years of unknowing, we were far from relieved. Alzheimer's is a destructive disease that impacts memory and many other cognitive functions. Our thoughts and memories make us who we are and define the path of our lives - past, present and future. It is really hard to watch someone you love progressively lose the thoughts, memories, and characteristics that make them the person you know. Certain moments are better than others, but I truly miss the opportunities for a "normal" conversation. However, I am grateful for the relationship we still have because it has allowed for a better appreciation of the simple things life has to offer. More than anything, I just want my mom to feel loved, safe, and for her mind to be at ease.
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. 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!
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