Telling the World
As you know I am passionate about my disease. It’s difficult for people to understand how horrible this disease is. It’s getting worse, not just for those of us with it and our care partners but the world. This is going to impact YOUR insurance, YOUR income and YOUR quality of life. The only HOPE is to stop it – find a cure – not just a band aid.
This is why I try so hard to raise awareness. Want me to talk to your group?? I can do that! Want to join my walk team – YOU can do that. We have to do this together. So many terrible diseases are on the downward slope and I love that – less cancer, less heart disease BUT Alzheimer’s is rising at an unstoppable speed. Baby Boomers are getting older. (April 2014) Data from the U.S. Census Bureau show that there are 76.4 million baby boomers. Yikes!!
The Alzheimer’s Association report for 2017 shows the growing cost and impact of Alzheimer’s. For the first time, total payments exceeded a quarter of a trillion dollars ($259 billion) for people living with Alzheimer’s, other dementia’s and their care partners.
The way I see it is we help now or we pay later and later may be too late. Yes, money does not grow on trees (as my Dad told me all through my teen years) but without a cure there might not be any trees in our future.
Oh YES, I’d also love to find a big business sponsor to help my team, HOPE CREW, reach our goal. If you can help please let me know.
So Sharron, How are you doing?
As you I have good and bad days. Mine have been fairly good lately. I have to ask Tom how I’ve been as he knows me better than anyone. I pray daily and keep my fingers crossed for good days.
On Sunday May 21st Tom and I were baptized in the James River. What a wonderful feeling. So happy we found LifePointe Christian Church.
Confusing to Me?
I have been reading another BLOG by a male with early stage Alzheimer’s and I, like him, have many “issues”. One such issue is related to different types of friends. There seem to be friends that stay, some leave, the neighborhood friend and then family (which should also be “friends”.) Like him I do not understand the idiosyncrasies that go along with all these relationships and how they change – or why they change. Aren’t they suppose to be with you until the end? The “Neighbor Friend” – now that concept is new to me but folks – it does exist. As long as you’re a neighbor they’re your friend?? You move and you’re not? My heart is heavy as last year I lost my wonderful neighborhood walk team of 2 years. I am still confused and sad. As he would say, “Hop on my bus! I yell, WAIT FOR ME.
Please join my team to walk OR just show support. It shows that you care and support the cause, finding a cure and ME.
The site below will take you to my home page where you can donate or join my team. Let me know if you have any questions. Just do it.
Many years ago I had a fun jewelry business. I am now selling my jewelry on Facebook with ALL proceeds going to the Alzheimer’s Association. You will all be touched by Alzheimer’s. If you are reading this you are touched just knowing me.
If you do not use Facebook I’ll be glad to email pictures as I post them. WIN – WIN for all. See below for three of my favorites.
The Walk to End Alzheimer’s
Saturday October, 28, 2017
Matthew Whaley School
301 Scotland St. Williamsburg, VA.
Registration at 8:30 am Ceremony at 9:40 am Walk at 10:00 am
#1 $25 #2 $11 #3 $25
Thank you again for all your support.
*remember that I am not always responsible for what I write!!