At 79 years young, 2 months shy of her 80th birthday, Mom passed away on June 5th, 2017, due to complications of a brief respiratory infection, with me by her side during her last days. Because of her chest x-rays, I had also learned she likely had lung cancer as well. She still knew me & my brother, and that we were with her. For that, I am thankful, that the Alzheimer's and/or the cancer did not reach its full circle and leave her an empty shell.
My worst fear is that my family will have to care for me and endure the pain I endured while, helplessly, watching my mother's brain slowly die. This is an insidious disease, currently with no cure or effective long-term treatment.
This is my 8th year participating in the Walk To End Alzheimer's. While I donate my time and money to other charities, this cause is MY passion!
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