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The dedication of these volunteers is highlighted through their significant time commitment to the organization and passion for the cause. The work of volunteers is critical to achieving our vision of a world without Alzheimer’s disease. Read the stories of some of our Star Volunteers below.
I have been working directly with seniors and those struggling with dementia and Alzheimer’s for 4 years now.
I lost my mom to Alzheimer’s and it was a difficult road for us watching the disease progress.
My father was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease at age 60 and suspect that his mother also had dementia.
My personal experience with Alzheimer’s disease stems from my maternal grandfather being diagnosed in the mid-2000s.
My late husband, Bruce, was diagnosed with Younger Onset Alzheimer’s at 57 years old and sadly lost his fight at 63 years old.
A former business education teacher at the high school level and a volunteer in the Rockford office.
My father was diagnosed with dementia with Lewy Bodies. His autopsy report indicated he in fact had Alzheimer’s.
I took care of my wife who had Alzheimer’s for about 6 or 7 years, and it was a different experience every day.
Carol passed away in June 2017. Her specific illness was actually Frontotemporal Degeneration (FTD) dementia, conclusively confirmed in 2014, not Alzheimer’s.
The education and information I received made the disease not so scary, made it so you don’t feel so alone.
By volunteering, I’ve been given an easy opportunity to repay the kindness offered to our family during my Dad’s illness.
You don’t realize how ugly Alzheimer’s is until you do your research or are personally affected by it.
A volunteer in the Rockford office, Virginia has dedicated 14 years of service to the Alzheimer’s Association.
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