Walk to End Alzheimer’s represents a sea of personal stories: Caroline James
I’ve worked in senior care for seven years, often helping those with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease live their best life possible.
I’ve advocated for quality patient care. I’ve met with families searching to find the best environment for their loved ones. And I have supported the Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s as a way to help my residents.
Then, it happened to me. Alzheimer’s invaded my family. That insidious brain disease started rearing its ugly head in my grandmother, whom I affectionately call Yiayia.
That is why this year’s Cleveland Walk to End Alzheimer’s is so important to me. This year, I will walk with a different purpose. I am now among the more than 16 million Americans who provide unpaid care for people who have Alzheimer’s or other dementias.
People often call The Walk to End Alzheimer’s the world’s largest support group. If you look out at the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, it is a sea of stories, a sea of people searching for a cure. One in three seniors dies from Alzheimer’s or another dementia. READ FULL STORY
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