I have happy memories with my Grandfather. He was loving and kind, and I would sit on his knee as a little girl and listen to him sing. I was his favorite. I also remember being in high school and watching my sweet grandfather slowly pass away from dementia, and it was heartbreaking to watch. He would look at us and wouldn't remember who we were. He would tap on the mirror, as he was shaving, wondering who the person was staring back at him. I remember going into the bathroom at the hospital and crying because I didn't want my family to see how heartbroken I was. I don't want another child or grandchild to feel the helplessness I felt that day. Because Alzheimer’s isn’t stopping neither am I. 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.
Families facing Alzheimer’s and all other dementia need us now more than ever — and with your help, we can be there for them. 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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