is fundraising to honor:
her father, Moe Dehghan
When I was 15, I cared for my grandmother with dementia - I was ill equipped and didn't have the appropriate resources for information or support. While the burden wasn't all on me, it was still one of the saddest and most stressful experiences of my life.
Today, 23 years later, I find myself in the same position, but this time as sole caregiver for my father who has Alzheimer's. If you know what it's like caring for someone with dementia then you understand the devastation this disease causes not only for the one diagnosed, but those around them. If you don't know, I truly hope you never have to. The Alzheimer's Association has been the only constant source of support since the day of diagnosis, and today I'm raising funds to help them continue their operations, both in hopes of finding a cure, and in the meantime, helping those who are afflicted.
The Longest Day is the day of the year with the most light — the summer solstice. And it's the day the Alzheimer's Association has chosen to fight this dark disease. I’m participating in The Longest Day, a fundraising event to advance the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association.
Today, an estimated 50 million people worldwide are living with Alzheimer's or other dementias, including more than 5 million Americans. Every 65 seconds, someone develops Alzheimer's Disease, and it's the leading cause of death in England.
We must take action now, or these numbers will continue to rise.
Stand up to the darkness of Alzheimer’s and make a donation today to help the Alzheimer's Association support all those facing the disease. Thank you!
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