My Mom, Pat Weber, was a fun, kind, lively woman who enjoyed walks, nature, bowling, friends, and her family. Married for over 50 years to my Dad, they loved each other deeply and walked hand-in-hand wherever they went.
Dementia took my mother away from me. Watching this strong, vibrant woman struggle with every day life was agonizing. The memory I'll never forget is watching my Mom put a sock on over her shoe and her knowing that wasn't right but unable to figure out why and what she should do about it. Eventually, she was unable to hold or follow a simple conversation and that's when I lost my Mom - my confidant, my teacher, my supporter, my safety blanket.
I'm walking to end Alzheimer's because every day I learn of more friends who have also been affected by this and it needs to stop. My one wish is that no one else ever have to watch their loved one fade away.
Thank you for helping advance Alzheimer's support, care and research.
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