Alzheimer’s isn’t stopping and neither are we. By participating in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s®, I’m raising funds and awareness to advance the fight against this disease — funds that allow the Alzheimer’s Association® to provide 24/7 care and support while accelerating critical research.
Three and a half years ago I noticed my Mom repeating information to me. I didn't pay much attention at first but it became more and more noticeable. I was home to visit and scheduled a doctor's appointment with her to rule out any of her medications interacting with each other. While there, she failed a simple memory test which prompted her primary care to recommend a test with a memory specialist. Her first test was a baseline and we didn't learn much but when she went back a year later, we learned she didn't have much short term memory recall.
From the start of 2018 there have been personality as well as memory changes in my Mom. Sometimes she would forget things immediately after she'd say it, sometimes it would be minutes later and sometimes she'd take long term memories and confuse them with current events.
In May of 2020, her neurologist gave her the official diagnosis of Early Alzheimer's Dementia. In a sense we already knew this and while it didn't give us the peace of mind we thought it would, it did give us a path to take to find more support. This is an incredibly difficult journey - for my Mom who is aware enough to know that something isn't right and for my siblings and I seeing her become a shell of the person she was.
I walk and I fundraise so that other families have the support they need.
Please make a donation or register as a participant and start your own fundraising. Together, we can end Alzheimer’s disease.
Thank you for helping advance Alzheimer's support, care and research.
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