I’m walking in honor and memory of my grandfather, Robert Painter, to help reclaim the future for millions. My grandfather was a brilliant man who unfortunately lost his battle with Alzheimer’s three years ago.
At Brookdale Virginia Beach we all have different reasons why we support ALZ:
I’m walking in honor of my dad who had Alzheimer’s for 8-10 years. He passed away just 2 days shy of his 74th birthday.
I’m very proud to walk in RHYTHM with my purple DRUMs during numerous Alzheimer’s Association Southeastern Virginia Chapter Walks. These beautiful, light, and inviting drums create JOY and SMILES with just a gentle tap of the finger or hands … anyone can play a drum!
Aces for Alzheimer’s, doubles tennis tournament, raises over a $1000 for The Longest Day.
Theresa has a long history with the Association – over 25 years. She was one of the Chapter’s first executive directors, advocating and providing support for those with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers during the infancy of Alzheimer’s awareness. When she decided to pursue a different career path in the health profession, she continued toContinue reading “Volunteer Spotlight: Theresa Davis”
Earlier this year, my mother was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s at the age of 52.
I don’t think I’ll ever again feel the feeling that I did when I received the news. Just a simple phone call and my body went numb. I felt like the Earth had dropped from beneath me. There was no way that it was true.
I have to say this has been one of the hardest stories I have ever had to write but its the easiest decision at least for me. My grandmother has always been the foundation of our family and it was hard for me to watch all of her memories slowly slip away.
I walk for my mother, Astrid (“Ozzie”) who is currently living with Alzheimer’s disease. I walk with my father, Rick, my sister, Lisa, and my wife, Melissa, who have all accepted their caregiver role and fulfilled its tasks very diligently.
I walk for my Dad, Richard, who is also one of my best friends. He and I have always had a close relationship and enjoyed doing things together (i.e. woodworking classes, church outings, working in his shop, etc). He is 88 years old and was officially diagnosed with Alzheimer’s 10 years ago. After his diagnosis, we still spent a lot of time together, as I was trying to make his life as normal as possible.