I'm leading the way to Alzheimer's first survivor by participating in the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's(R) on October 15th. 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.
Many of you know my journey with Alzheimer's as a primary caregiver for my Mom. She was the most vibrant, loving, compassionate and friendly woman that you would ever meet. After my Dad passed away and Mom moved to an Senior Housing apartment in downtown Glens Falls we noticed that things were a little off. She started forgetting little things at first and was very good at deflecting attention away from her forgetfulness. She loved her little apartment and walking downtown in any weather every day of the year. I was so thankful that her neighbors and all of the business owners in downtown kept an eye on Mary and helped her live independently for as long as possible. Then the fateful day came and I realized for her safety she needed to go into a memory care facility to help her with even the smallest of chores. Over the three years she was there she lost the ability to care for herself, she forgot who I was and all of those memories that we spent a lifetime making. She lost her ability to speak, her ability to walk and finally succumbed to the disease.
That is why I fight. My journey with Alzheimer's is over, but I have vowed in Mom's memory to help raise money and awareness so that one day there will be a cure.
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