Alzheimer’s is a viscous disease affecting every family member, extending into the community and impacting so many lives in such a negative way.
My dad was outgoing, he had an amazing mind where he could see a problem or obstacle in something he was doing and then go to the garage and build something to solve it One year, when I was young, he came out of the garage with a pitchfork sticking out of a wooden plank, with some wire fastening it all together and said we were going to “push” the snow instead of shoveling it because his back was bothering him. It worked 30 years later someone else thought of the same thing and patented it and sold it.
My dad was all about family too. Family was so important to him This is why I try to join my family when I can in the walk It is important to me because I don’t want to see another family go though what we went through Watching this brilliant mind deteriorate slowly Watching a man who was a volunteer fireman, walking into burning buildings with none of the safety equipment they have today, go to being scared, not knowing where he was or who he was with.
My dad gave back to the community in so many ways, serving on the fire department, then the fire board. He was a GOOD neighbor to all.
I’m asking you, if you’re reading this, to be a good neighbor to everyone affected by Alzheimer’s. If you personally have a loved one affected by Alzheimer’s, you know the importance of finding a cure. If you haven’t been affected by this disease, I hope a cure is found so you never have to be.
Even if you only have $5 to donate, please consider donating. Alzheimer’s affects everyone in so many ways. I have said so often, I had to grieve for my father every time I went to visit him until he passed away. His physical body was there but I couldn’t interact with him, couldn’t ask for a solution to a problem. I am blessed I have a similar mind, just wasn’t gifted with the same talent to actually BUILD the stuff. I keep trying though!
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