My beautiful mother was thought to be showing signs of Alzheimer's, but ultimately suffered the effects of vascular dementia due to a life-long chronic lung condition. Vascular dementia is one of the primary forms of dementia. It presented challenges and contributed to my mother's passing, yet I consider us among the lucky ones. I have seen first-hand the devastating effects of Alzheimer's disease on loved ones and their family members. It's heartbreaking and relentless. It's the only leading cause of death for which there is no treatment, no cure. What's more, a staggering 1 in 9 people aged 65 and older has Alzheimer's dementia. In 2020, this statistic was 1 in 10. This number is projected to grow exponentially in the decades to come.
Plain and simple - I do not want any of us, or our children, to have to worry about this disease. I want it gone!
This is my 7th year participating in the Walk to End Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. Please join me. Together we can lead the way to Alzheimer's first survivor!
If would like to know more or need resources, please visit the Alzheimer's Association: https://www.alz.org/.
Thank you for helping advance Alzheimer's support, care and research.
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