If you've had a family member who was or is now affected by Alzheimer's disease, than you know how difficult it is. My Grandmother in her later years was affected by dementia. She died about 11 years ago, and all though was never officially diagnosed with Alzheimer's, I suspect she may have had it. It was very upsetting to have someone you love, not remember you. And my Grandmother would talk about everything that happened in her past, but could not remember things that would happen that day. It would be great if researchers could find a cure for this debilitating disease.
The Alzheimer's Memory Walk is the nation's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer care, support and research. They are looking for Team Captains and volunteers to participate in the event. Volunteers of all ages are welcome to participate. There are walks in more than 600 communities around the United States. A typical Memory Walk is a 2-3 mile walk held on a weekend morning in the fall.
By participating in this walk you could help the Alzheimer's Association get a step closer to eradicating this disease, that effects so many people. And help families and their loved ones, not have to go through the pain of Alzheimer's disease.