We are walking in the Walk to honor my mother; Jean Emmel who suffered from Alzheimer’s for 10 years.
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.
My first experience with Alzheimer’s (although I didn’t know what it was) was when I was around 10 years old. I remember going to the hospital to visit my grandpa who’d been recovering from open heart surgery. When I walked through the door I said “hey grandpa,” to which he responded, “who are you?”
I am writing this on behalf of my brother Revell Milliner. He was often too shy to use his voice. He cannot speak today because a dementia-like illness took his life in 2007.
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!
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.
My husband Tom was a manager of Reynolds Metal in Phoenix Arizona. He had an easy nature, loved to play golf and after he retired would often play 18 holes in the morning and then again in the afternoon.
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.