In 2012, my father, Raymond Wright, passed away. Dad had been living with cancer which spread, but was also living with dementia at the time which had progressed dramatically. In 2021, my father-in-law, Jerry Gannotti, passed away. Like my dad, Jerry, or as he called himself "Dad Gannotti," was living with dementia and it was a multi-year and difficult road until the end. Both my husband and I lost the dads we knew before they passed away and the long goodbye was emotional, especially knowing our sons were living with a different version of their grandfathers than the vibrant individuals we knew, both high school teachers prior to their retirements. But...good news, we have hope for the future! We have hope that someday we will advance research in order to find a cure for Alzheimer's and other related dementias. We have hope that with better advocacy, families facing the tremendous stress of caregiving for those living with memory loss will have better resources. In honor of my dad Ray Wright, and my father-in-law, Jerry Gannotti, I invite you to join me in honoring their memory and making a difference in the treatment and care of those affected by Alzheimer's and other related dementias. Please consider supporting Gannotti's Rays of Hope. Join the team, make a donation, or share with a friend. Thank you!
Thank you for helping advance Alzheimer's support, care and research.
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