My mom, Betty Hofer, suffered from Dementia for several year. About 5 years ago I realized that the mom I knew and loved and could talk to about anything was no longer the same person I grew up with. It took me a long time to accept this and learn to just love her for who she was after her memory started to go. We had to learn a lot about what to say to her and that saying things like, "we just did that don't you remember mom", only aggravated her and we all had to learn how to communicate in a different way and not be upset when she didn't remember something. In November 2020 we lost our beloved mom to Dementia, Lung Cancer and Throat cancer we miss her dearly but know that she is happy and pain free now. So, this walk is for our mom Betty who will forever be in our hearts and praying that one day a cure will be found.
Thank you for helping advance Alzheimer's support, care and research.
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