As COVID 19 hit us last March, it also took my Aunt Millie. She had been diagnosed with dementia in 2019. I was able to see her in June 2019 for the last time. Her 3 sisters, myself, my daughter, and a couple of cousins shared a simple lunch together. I started asking questions about their childhood. Aunt Millie began chatting, smiling, and laughing. Later that same afternoon one of my other aunts commented on how Millie seemed more like her old self. Since I had been working with dementia and Alzheimers residents I knew the signs and how to communicate with her. I gave my aunt tips on what to do for her sister.
Alzheimer’s isn’t stopping and neither are we. By participating in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s®, I’m raising funds and awareness to advance the fight against this disease — funds that allow the Alzheimer’s Association® to provide 24/7 care and support while accelerating critical research.
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