This picture is of my Grandmother and her sister my Aunt Annie whom have both passed. My Aunt Annie, as I call her, started showing signs of ALZ/Dementia a few years ago. I remember visits to see her and Uncle Dale on their Dairy farm in Northern Indiana when I was a child. Sometimes my cousin and I would go to the barn and help with the milking or just to visit the cows. I always had a great time visiting, it seemed like Aunt Annie always had a snack for us to go along with, you guessed it, a glass of milk. The signs started slowly, one day she couldn't remember how to get home from the store, she would forget she had something on the stove. The last time I saw her I wasn't sure if she would remember me, but she did, and I saw that light in her eyes that I remember as a child. Aunt Annie passed last fall and while I will miss her I am happy to know she is in Heaven
These ladies have all played an important part in my life so as you can see this is very personal for me. If you are reading this and think, I don't know anyone with this problem. Think again. 1 in 3 seniors dies with some form of ALZ or dementia. Look around you, do you see 3 people? One of those people may already have ALZ, they may or may not know it, or it could be you. If we don't find a way to end ALZ soon that number could be 1 in 2. There are now ways to verify and confirm ALZ, something that not long ago was only a dream. That's why the Walk to End ALZ is so important. I am fortunate to have my company; Edward Jones support this cause. If every person does a little, we can make a bigger impact. Together, we CAN end Alzheimer's disease! Please make a donation to advance the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association. Will you make a difference? Now is the Time to Act! The life you change could be your own.
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