Alzheimer's, My Nana and Me
"I have made my Nana a promise: When she can no longer speak about the disease, I will speak for her. I consider myself one of the youngest Alzheimer's advocates. I will fight for her!"
Synott, now a freshman in high school, lives with his grandmother who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's when he was
9. He is a passionate champion for the cause, helping answer questions at events where his grandmother speaks
about the disease and fundraising at his school.
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I am an Alzheimer's Warrior
"Most of my time is spent doing everything I can to find a cure or stop the progression of this devastating disease. I'm doing it partly for myself, but mostly for my children and grandchildren. For me there is no question that Alzheimer's runs in the family. My father and four or five of his siblings died with symptom."
Myriam Marquez is living with Alzheimer's. After receiving her diagnosis, Myriam left her position as an attorney and public defender to pursue a new path as a passionate advocate to end this disease.
Why I Walk to End Alzheimer's
"I Walk to End Alzheimer's because I have a 51-year-old husband who has younger-onset Alzheimer's disease. I
walk because my husband's brother passed away from younger-onset Alzheimer's at age 52. I am working hard now
in the hopes and belief that a cure and a treatment will come in the future."
Karen Garner is a mother of a son (9) and a daughter (12). She works full time and is care partner for her husband, Jim, who is living with younger-onset Alzheimer's.
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A Legend Shines Light on Alzheimer's
Country singer Glen Campbell stunned fans by going public with his diagnosis of Alzheimer's in 2011. Together with his family, he continues to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's research.
"Dad thought it was important for people to know you can keep doing what you love ? that life doesn't end right away when you get Alzheimer's," said his daughter Ashley. "It was also so important for my dad to take action and help spread the word about the need to find a cure."