My family have been fighting for a few years. . beside our Mother. She was diagnosed with Dementia a few years ago and five years ago we moved her out of her Senior apartment, when she would lose her wallet, couldn’t find her way back home on a street she’d walk hundred of times before or remember what she ate for dinner.
Dementia and other cognitive diseases attack the brain which is the body’s “mother board” that controls everything from motor skills to speech. There are times I am angry to watch my “s-hero” struggle to remember the days of the week, the town she lives in or even the names of her grandchildren.
It is devastating and takes a toll on the caregivers and supporters alike. There isn’t a way to save my Mother from this disease, but I will continue to fight on her behalf for the future families that will be affected. I will be participating locally in the Walk to End Alzheimers. This charity walk will to help raise additional money needed for research, support services, and legislation here.
You may think you don’t know of anyone whose family has been affected by Alzheimer’s or Dementia — now you do. Please help us win this “battle”.
. . .until next time.