I participate in this Walk as a way to honor all who have been touched by this disease, and with special thoughts for my loved ones. My mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and died in 1995. My only brother was diagnosed in 2019, moved into a Memory Care facility in 2022, and died peacefully last week. And now, in our small family, it seems I am next in line with a recent diagnosis.
Some important things have been learned about Alzheimer's in the past 27 years. For instance, genetics seems to be a strong indicator for it, and 2/3 of the 5 million Americans currently diagnosed are women. Yet there is so much to learn about cause, effect, treatment, and preventions.
Wise people have said, "Information is power." I'd like for all children to have such power- to be better informed. I would like for my children and granddaughters to be better informed about the disease that is part of their genetic structure. I'd like to be better informed.
Thank you for helping advance Alzheimer's support, care and research.
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