Bob Fanning – Why I Walk

My mother died with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) in 1999 after many difficult years. My mother-in-law also died with Alzheimer’s in 1989 after 12 years of decline. Mary, then my wife of 48 years, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in Sep of 2001. What had been a wonderful life together became a nightmare. It was like starting life allContinue reading “Bob Fanning – Why I Walk”

Barbara Monteith – Why I Walk

I walk to honor my mother who has sacrificed seven years to this disease. I walk to raise awareness of Alzheimer’s and to encourage people to speak more freely about this disease. I walk to raise money to support the programs and services that the Alzheimer’s Association provides to families living with this disease. IContinue reading “Barbara Monteith – Why I Walk”

This One’s for the Ladies!

My Brain Matters – This movement to celebrate women’s brains is influenced and inspired by The Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Takes on Alzheimer’s. It calls on 1 million women to use their amazing brains to help wipe out Alzheimer’s disease. We need the power of each woman’s brain to help solve this problem —Continue reading “This One’s for the Ladies!”

I Have Alzheimer’s website shows people with the disease they are not alone

In September, the Alzheimer’s Association launched I Have Alzheimer’s Disease, a new 23-page section of alz.org. This robust site offers information and tools to empower a growing group of individuals living in the early stage of Alzheimer’s or another dementia to live their best life for as long as possible. “The Association obtained input from peopleContinue reading “I Have Alzheimer’s website shows people with the disease they are not alone”