Updated: Oct 13, 2020
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When you donate to the Walk Fundraiser, you help fund research into treatments and ultimately a cure. Most of the research being done right now is coming out of the Desert Southwest in the United States. The Desert Southwest Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association believes that when a cure is found it will come out of the research being done between Phoenix and Las Vegas.
My grandmother, Ruth, was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease about 55 years of age. Which is classified as early-onset. She passed away from it at 62 years of age. I recently found out around 40 years old, she started having periods of forgetfulness and they were intense and unexplained at the time.
My mom started showing symptoms of early-onset Alzheimer's in her late 40's early 50's. She ended up passing away at 55 before she could get a diagnosis.
I recently found out that one of the symptoms that my grandma Ruth had is one of the symptoms I have. She got in the car at the grocery store and couldn't remember what to do. The same thing happened to me about 2 years ago. I was driving and all of a sudden I couldn't remember what to do. Luckily my husband was with me and he helped me get pulled over and switch spots. Those periods have stopped for me now. So it may be something that will come back or it may be a fluke! I don't know yet and only time will tell.
I definitely want a cure or better treatments to be found so that if I do have it...I have hope for the future. It is a horrible, degenerative disease and it affects the whole family.
Please consider donating any amount of money to our Walk to End Alzheimer's Fundraiser. Let's get rid of this awful disease! If you do donate let me know, we are holding a giveaway for everyone who donates any amount!!