My Mom was diagnosed with Dementia in her late 80’s and the diagnosis changed several times as her symptoms evolved. Over the course of 6 plus years, I journaled for my own sanity. Friends encouraged me to turn those stories into a book. I am in the final stretch, but I feel one book about one person isn’t nearly enough!
So, I would like to invite you to honor your loved with others on Honor Pages in my book to help raise awareness.
Please read this well written direct quote from https://www.alzinfo.org/articles/world-alzheimers-day/
I like how they refer to this as a family disease.
World Alzheimer’s Day, September 21st of each year, is a day on which Alzheimer’s organizations around the world concentrate their efforts on raising awareness about Alzheimer’s and dementia. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, a group of disorders that impairs mental functioning.
Every 68 seconds, someone develops Alzheimer’s disease. At current rates, experts believe the number of Americans living with Alzheimer’s will quadruple to as many as 16 million by the year 2050.
Alzheimer’s disease is often called a family disease, because the chronic stress of watching a loved one slowly decline affects everyone. 5.4 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s. Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States and the only cause of death among the top 10 in the United States that cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed.
Please join me in raising awareness by honoring your loved one in my book, I Miss You, Mom, A Daughters Journey into Dementia Land.
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