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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 walk in honor of my in-laws and in memory of my husband’s grandmother. I watched my in-laws care for his grandmother in their home & then in a nursing center.
My Nannie & my husband’s grandfather both passed from Alzheimer’s and currently, my maternal grandmother is living with the disease.
My experiences with Alzheimer's disease began when I was 12 years old. My grandmother was just diagnosed and I remember it was very scary for me at that time.
I'm a Walk team captain for the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging team and a volunteer at the Lexington Walk to End Alzheimer’s.
My husband was diagnosed with Lewy body dementia and I was his only caregiver for several years.
I lost my grandfather almost two years ago & saw what Alzheimer’s is and how destructive this disease is.
As a Long-Term Care Provider I’ve seen over a thousand Eastern Kentuckians pass away from Alzheimer’s and also lost my grandmother & great uncle to Alzheimer’s.
My primary inspiration is my mom who passed from Alzheimer’s and her mother as well, along with her brother who developed dementia.
Jane lives in Benton, Kentucky, is a retired technology coordinator in the local school district and manages her family farm.
I had to watch family members go through this terrible disease as well as some very close family friends and their loved ones.
My mother had Alzheimer’s disease & died 2 years ago. I learned from our support group & the Alzheimer's Association what to expect as her disease progressed.
We lost out grandmother to Alzheimer’s & wanted to do something to always remember her as well as do our part to find a cure for this disease.
My mother was a victim of Alzheimer’s and now my brother has the disease. We must put an END to this.
My mother has dementia and I accept the challenge to help others become aware of and raise money to find a cure for this dreadful disease.
My mother, Clara Muller, lost her life to Alzheimer’s disease in 2008. Before Alzheimer’s started affecting her, she was full of life and energy.
My decision to become a Community Educator is two-fold. I had a family member with Alzheimer’s and did not understand the change in her behavior.
My husband’s mother passed away from Alzheimer’s and it seemed a natural fit to volunteer for my local Alzheimer's Association.
My father developed Alzheimer’s disease & having lost him in 2003, now my mother is affected & it seems that my friends & family circle are also now impacted.
When my mother-in-law passed away in 2011 we wanted to do something to honor her and others in our community who had Alzheimer’s disease.
I’m involved with the organization to honor the memory of my mom, Genevieve. My family’s journey with her through Alzheimer’s was incredibly painful.
I didn’t have much knowledge of dementia before my mother’s diagnosis. The Association became a great source of information and support.
My wife Carol passed away in June 2017. Her specific illness was Frontotemporal Degeneration (FTD) dementia, conclusively confirmed in 2014, not Alzheimer’s.
We worry about what the future may hold for our children and grandchildren as both sides of our family have a history of Alzheimer’s disease.
Rosie lives in Danville, Kentucky, is a retired psychiatric nurse practitioner and has been involved with the Alzheimer’s Association since 1998!
My grandmother battled Alzheimer's & vascular dementia & currently I have an aunt battling the disease as well. I want to serve to find a cure for this disease.
My mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s at 55, which is not too far off from where I am now, and lived with disease for 15 years.
My mother was first diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 1987 and she passed away in 2008. I am currently the caregiver for an elderly cousin who has dementia.
My mother was diagnosed with this devastating disease in the early 1990's. I remember calling our local chapter and they calmed my fears & provided hope.
Susan lives in Somerset, Kentucky and works as a court reporter and farmer.
We support the fight to end Alzheimer’s because of the impact the disease has had on our family.
My father passed in 2014 with this devastating disease. The goal is to continue to bring awareness, impart knowledge, and support a cause for a cure.
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