In 2007, my dad was diagnosed with Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy (CAA), a condition which causes hemorrhagic strokes and is found post-mortem in many Alzheimer's patients.
For the next 8 years, we had to watch him fade away in front of us. No logic, no memories, sundowning, anger, and finally...not recognizing us.
I was always daddy's little girl. For him to look at me and not know who I was broke my heart.
I started walking in the Walk to End Alzheimer's in 2019 to honor my dad, help spread the word of the great resources of the Alzheimer's Association, and raise funds to help with research and caregiver services.
Research is so close to a cure! The new medication on the market would have helped my dad by controlling the amyloid protein deposits on his brain causing the CAA.
I would give anything to hug my dad again
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