Support our team for the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's(R), the world's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research.
Alzheimer's disease is one of the most horrible diseases you could watch a loved one go through. You find yourself helpless as you watch your loved on deteriorate and there is nothing you can do.
Our team captain speaks of this from first hand experience. She lost her nanny (grandmother) Muriel to this disease and it was heartbreaking. Her family cared for her at home not knowing that we could have received help. The process was so frustrating from the hospital trips listening to the drs talking behind our backs saying we were trying to fast track her in to a nursing home, which was never an option we even considered, to not knowing where to turn for help. The whole experience took its toll on the whole family.
No one told them about the Alzheimer's Association. We had no idea about the association until after she was gone. I want to make sure no other family has to go through this. Families should know there is help out there for them.