Support our team for the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's®, the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research..
Around age 60, we noticed my mom, Eva Chagolla, began to forget things like how to make a certain recipe, how many children she had, and how to sign her name. She was diagnosed with early stages of dementia as she struggled with the anxiety and frustration of forgetting routine tasks.
Today at age 67, mom has good days and bad days. On a bad day she is incoherent, she will not recognize your face, or she may be aggressive. On a good day, most of her speech is comprehensive, she is in a laughing mood, and she may not remember your name but she knows who you are.
This is my mom. As her memories fade away, she is still my mom and I will never stop loving her, even when she forgets who I am. I will always cherish her memories in my heart. I invite you to join my team to honor my mom, my dad as her caregiver, and for the 6 Million Americans living with Alzheimer's and over 11 Million Americans providing care for people with Alzheimer's or other dementias.
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