More than 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's. By 2050, this number is projected to rise to nearly 13 million. One in nine people age 65 and older has Alzheimer's dementia. Almost two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer's are women. Alzheimer's takes a devastating toll on caregivers. Compared with caregivers of people without dementia, twice as many caregivers of those with dementia indicate substantial emotional, financial and physical difficulties.
These statistics keep me up at night. If you have not been affected by this disease yet, it is only a matter of time.
2021 has been one hell of a year to say the least. Just when you thought 2020 would go down as the most turbulent year 2021 showed up and tested us. It's been another year removed from social gatherings and soaking up precious memories with the ones who mean the most. This disease has taken such toll on us since her diagnosis. She continues to love as fiercely as she did before the disease started taking over her brain. I am in awe at what she can still comprehend. For every tasks she loses, she makes up for with asking how my friends are doing or letting me know she can't wait to be a grandma someday.
Please consider donating to this cause. Research, medicine, and caregivers need our support. We will be walking this Saturday, October 9th in Washington DC. Let me know if you would like to join!
Thank you for helping advance Alzheimer's support, care and research.
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