Kate and Vicki will be walking on October 8th in the San Diego Walk to End Alzheimer's. We were involved in the Association in Chicago and participated in a Walk there. Already we have met many wonderful people here in San Diego involved in the local chapter. All of them have stories about how Alzheimer's and dementia have impacted their families. Our family has certainly been affected by the disease through our interactions with Kate’s two grandmothers, Jennie Ryan and Beth Williams. Jennie passed away in November 2020. Beth is still alive but resides in a memory care unit here in San Diego. She is severely disabled and has almost no memory of anything.
Alzheimer's is a terrible disease and we want to do a small part to raise funds for research into potential cures and how to slow the progression of the disease. The Alzheimer's Association also supports families in crisis dealing with loved ones who have dementia.
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