I was young when my Mimo died. She lived 6 hours away, and I don’t remember much about her before she became ill. I didn’t see much of her during her illness, so I didn’t see firsthand how she was affected day-to-day.
What I do remember, quite clearly, is how her disease affected my dad. I remember him evaluating care options with his sister. I remember visits with her, with him sitting on her hospital bed with his arm around her, and her struggling to understand where she was.
I remember my dad the first time she didn’t remember who he was. And how time and time again he would return wondering if she’d remember him this time.
Sometimes she did.
Depending on who you ask, Alzheimer’s disease is between the 3rd and 5th leading cause of death among older Americans. Most of the people you know have been affected by Alzheimer’s Disease in some way. And the Alzheimer’s Association is spearheading the work to fight this disease; to find a cure.
Please help me in my team’s fundraising effort for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s.
Thank you for helping advance Alzheimer's support, care and research.
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