My beautiful intelligent Mother was diagnosed in her 60’s. She passed away from this cruel disease 10 years later. Some of her siblings also had Alzheimer’s. The end of this story is that I have a strong family history of Alzheimer’s. I walk for my Mother who was taken away too early.
I was diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) last year and my condition has progressively gotten worse, along with my test scores. When we talk of the 7 Stages of Alzheimer’s I’m at a 3.
To those who do not understand what this disease is like I hear, “I misplace my keys all the time!” To that I say, “Walk a day in my shoes.“
I will walk to raise awareness and money for research not only for myself but to eliminate what our Care Partners and family are going through now and what they will go through in the future. I have been there with my Mother and now I am my Mother.