I know a lot of people are touched in some way by disease and dementia, and everyone has to go through their own struggles, but one struggle that my sister and I have both had to deal with is taking care of a parent who was plagued with Alzheimer’s in their twilight years.
It’s something that just tears you up and eats you alive, especially for our family because we couldn’t afford treatment like so many other people out there. It’s scary, you’re totally alone in something like this and you can’t see a way out, and we weren’t even the ones afflicted, I can’t imagine how horrible it must be to have the disease.
If you’ve been touched by Alzheimer’s or know someone who has, or just feel strongly about finding a cure then please sign up for the Alzheimer’s Memory Walk as a team captain! Normally these walks are 2-3 miles and occur in the fall on a weekend morning and with the help of the Alzheimer’s Association you can help find a cure for this debilitating disease. Please do what you can, if you can’t walk then please spread the word and donate if possible!