Alzheimer’s isn’t stopping and neither are we. By participating in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s, I’m raising funds and awareness to advance the fight against this disease — funds that allow the Alzheimer’s Association to provide 24/7 care and support while accelerating critical research.
I’m walking in loving memory of my mom, Anna Frances Lester Keeton, who lost her battle with this disease on December 30, 2022. I miss her greatly. I was her primary caregiver during this multi-year journey. Truly, this is a long, slow goodbye. Over time, I watched the disease take away her recognition of her home, family members, and friends. And, in the final stages, it also took away her ability to sit up, communicate, and swallow. Fortunately, she was able to remain in her home, even if she didn't always recognize it as such. While very difficult at times, it was an honor to care for my mom and, when her time came, to help lead her to her eternal home.
Traveling this road with a loved one is life-changing for everyone involved. Families facing Alzheimer’s and all other dementia need us now more than ever — and with your help, we can be there for them. Please make a donation or register as a participant and start your own fundraising. Together, we can end Alzheimer’s disease.
Thank you for helping advance Alzheimer's support, care and research.
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