I first heard about Alzheimer's Disease in the late 1970s, when my wife's grandfather, Herman Rotner A'H, passed on from his AD battle of at least six years. Not much was known about the disease then as it was first getting public/media attention.
Fast forward to now, and my father, siblings and family & friends, in stages, have learned about my Mom's recent AD diagnosis. Right now she is pretty functional. Still the Covid-19 pandemic led to my parents isolation and less "in-room" contact with their family & friends. Our family believes that this health crisis exacerbated their conditions that manifested more so in the last couple of years. With my father's own recent illness, the stress has worn on my Mom and her condition. And all the siblings+ (Dr. Karen Goldberg, Jeffrey Hendler, myself & spouses & grandchildren) take turns visiting them in FL and handling various aspects of their affairs.
So as I've noted to my very generous donors, I've taken it upon myself to make more of a tangible positive difference towards raising funds to support the various research/educational/volunteer efforts provided by the Alzheimer's Association. Leading to my participation in this year's "Walk to End Alzheimer's Disease" as part of the Rotary Club of Suffern Team.
And I thank my donors and the donor community-at-large for all their contributions and time spent contemplating the manifest effects of AD in their networks of family, friends &colleagues.
Best of luck to all participating in the AD Event on Sunday, October 30 at Boulders Stadium in Pomona, NY. Thank You!
Thank you for helping advance Alzheimer's support, care and research.
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