Being the Voice in the Fight against Alzheimer’s
Everything changed for me and my family the afternoon of March 1, 2016. My mom had fallen and suffered a series of strokes. While this was bad enough, her recovery was minimized due to doctors diagnosing her with Alzheimer’s disease.
While mom was in her assisted living facility, dads memory began declining as well. He was showing many of the symptoms of dementia. In 2020, with the Pandemic shutting down facilities, my parents couldn’t bear to be apart so dad joined mom at Hilltop Memory Care Assisted Living.
While I knew lapses in memory were part of normal aging, what my parents are experiencing is very different than normal forgetfulness. I know over time their memory will continue to deteriorate, but we make the most of the time we have together. Sadly, there is no cure for Alzheimer’s Disease and many other dementias. However, there is support we can provide.
I'm helping reclaim the future for millions by participating in the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's®. Currently, more than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer's and that number is expected to grow to as many as 16 million by 2050. Our future, as well as our children’s, is at risk unless we can find a way to change the course of this disease.
The end of Alzheimer's disease starts with you. Please make a donation to help the Alzheimer's Association advance research into methods of treatment, prevention and, ultimately, a cure.
Thank you for joining the movement!
Daughter of Jerry and Gladys Newman
Thank you for helping advance Alzheimer's support, care and research.
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