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 is at risk unless we can find a way to change the course of this disease. It's been my privilege to participate and fund raise in the Walk for the past 5 years.
As an only child, I had a front row seat to watch how this disease devastates a person from within. My mother, Jeanne Massing, suffered a gradual 3 year downslide and ultimately passed from this form of dementia. I was living 1000 miles away from her and didn't notice the signs from our conversations on the phone. One day a neighbor saw her walking around the front yard in a parka during a summer heat wave. This began my journey into the world of Alzheimers.
What followed was a blur of social workers and one care facility after another and many tens of thousands of dollars spent. I endured many fits of rage after taking her car keys away, having to take her away from her home, and ultimately after moving her into a facility that could provide the care I could not. I watched her slowly morph from my loving mother into a shell of a person who didn't recognize me, nor I her.
Together, we can end Alzheimer's disease. Please make a donation to advance the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association.
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