LOSS, noun: the harm or privation resulting from losing or being separated from someone or something.
So says Merriam-Webster's online dictionary. Unfortunately, among the listing of its definition, I found no entry that expanded on a loss that compounds. In that case I suppose it would be classified as a transitive verb. Or not. Still, there is often a divine and endless cavern we each must face when confronted with news or an experience that includes loss. News that someone you love or care for has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's brings its own, unique brand of loss.
To this end, I hope. I hope for the news of the first person cured of Alzheimer's. I hope that when each of us is faced with the inevitability of leaving this world for the next, we have the capacity to enjoy the blessings of remembering the life we lived and the people we loved.
On October 1st I am participating in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. I've walked before but I didn't plan to walk again, especially not this year. Then, thanks to some gentle nudging from my friend Jim, and the promise I made him, I am walking and raising funds - funds that allow the Alzheimer’s Association to provide 24/7 care and support while accelerating critical research.
For your thoughts and prayers, I thank you. For your time, talent or treasure, I thank you. For taking the time to read my post, I thank you! (Cuz it is kinda long!)
Thank you for helping advance Alzheimer's support, care and research.
I have raised