Until a few years ago I thought Alzheimer's was an old person’s problem. Something to think about when you plan to retire. Something you hope you wouldn't have to deal with...ever.
Then it hits home, and and you watch it steal the person you love. Slowly at first - forgetting words here and there - and then you begin to realize they don’t know who you are right now, or don’t know where they are. And your whole life changes.
My family is lucky. But most families aren’t. The emotional toll is really only one part of the journey. The care that Alzheimer’s sufferers need is extensive and expensive. I’m shocked at how little (if anything) is covered by insurance, and how unprepared we were. And I've heard similar stories from other families, over and over again.
So, in honor of my Mom, I’m doing what I can to help those who are touched by this horrible disease. We are making progress, but the Alzheimer’s Association needs funds to continue their support for things like 24/7 care and critical research to find a cure.
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 consider making a donation, or come walk with me on Team Brain Train!
Together, we can end Alzheimer’s disease.
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