My mom, Karen, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in October of 2019. It wasn’t until I began to research it on my own that I realized the weight that this diagnosis has on the person and his or her family. It is a crushing realization that this will get worse… no matter what. There is no cure. After I grieved (and continue to actively grieve), I knew I had to do something to make it better for my mom and for future generations. The Alzheimer’s Association has helped me with resources and support groups and I know they will continue to help me every step of the way. I have always been proud to be “Karen’s daughter” and now I’m proud to be her caregiver and forever best friend. Mom, as my tattoo says, “I’ll remember for you.”
I'm leading the way to Alzheimer's first survivor 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 14 million by 2050. Our future is at risk unless we can find a way to change the course of this disease.
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