I'm walking to help in remambrance of my grandma Jones who had Alzheimer's. She was a woman who cleaned her house on her hands and knees and never owned a mop. She was only 4' 10" so made her own clothes as she had difficulty finding clothes on the rack that would fit. She played the organ, crocheted, did crossword puzzles, loved to read mysteries and loved her family. All that was forgotten as Alzheimer's took its course. She forgot how to dress herself, bathe and use the toilet. She would ask someone to take her home even though she didn't know where home was. Fortunately, her daughter (my aunt) and my uncle took over her and grandpa's care in their own home where she was able to stay until she passed away.
As a social worker, I saw clients with dementia frequently who are cared for by their families who give up jobs and retirement to care for aging relatives at home.
Currently, more than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer's and that number is expected to grow to as many as 16 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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