I never realized the impact this disease would have. I thought it would mean that mom would be forgetful and need assistance with her everyday routines. Boy, was I wrong. I slowly watch the woman I've always known as my mom disappear. Now that she sometimes doesn't recognise who I am, I find myself wishing I would have educated myself years ago when she began to show signs of this disease. If this disease affects 1 in 4 Americans and is the 6th leading cause of death, why are we not educated early enough to take precautions so that progression is slowed down? For the future generation, let's get the word out there. My walk is for my mother, a woman who never once gave up on me or turned her back on me. My hope is that alongside the research, we can educate and someday shut this horrible disease down.
Thank you mom for always being my rock!
Thank you for helping advance Alzheimer's support, care and research.
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