This semester I am participating in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s as an Ithaca College student in the Health and Aging class as well as through the Longview partnership. Throughout the semester we have learned about the ways Alzheimer’s affects individuals by looking at the change in brain function and the challenges that arise when there are changes in one’s cognition. Seeing the impact of this disease that is associated with the aging process drives me to want to make a difference by trying to educate others and donate to this cause in hope that one day there will be a cure to stop it once and for all. For now, I am studying to become an occupational therapist knowing that my future profession helps dementia patients by creating opportunities which supports their abilities to remain independent even when impairments might be progressing. It is important to treat everyone in a holistic approach by making sure that all aspects of a patient’s everyday life is covered.
Together, we can end Alzheimer’s disease.
Thank you for helping advance Alzheimer's support, care and research.
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