Monday, October 24, 2011



I decided to change what I was going to write today in my blog to dedicate this post to all the people on this planet that have Alzheimer's, and to all their familes and caregiver's ,whether they are family members or not, who take on the challenge of caring for someone each and everyday.

Alzheimer's is a disease that as of now has no prevention or cure.  It is a cruel disease in the way that it eventually removes all of ones memory, as if their life never existed.

Alzheimer's is a worldwide problem. It knows no country, no nationality and it has no boundaries. All of us no matter where we live in the world can and are effected.

We all need to be advocates, so we can keep raising money to continue the research so the scientists can keep searching for the answers that are so badly needed.

Alzheimer's costs the nation 183 Billion dollars annually.
35+ million people in the world have dementia.
It is the 6th leading cause of death in the U.S.
Currently 5.4 Million Americans are living with Alzheimer's.
Every 69 seconds someone in the U.S. is diagnosed with Alzheimer's.
10 Million baby boomers will get Alheimer's if we do not stop it.

Yesterday, my son Logan and my husband Bert walked with me,in New York City,along with other New Yorkers. We all so proudly walked with each other ,all of us committed to spreading awareness about AD.  This was the 23rd Walk that New Yorkers had participated in.  Although my mom has Alzheimer's for over six years now,and her younger brother had passed away from AD over 3years ago,this was our very first walk.  We all held our heads high and we were joined with 5,000 other New Yorkers to have our voices united and heard.

I know that around the world that people from every country have been Walking to End Alzheimer's.
Alzheimer's is a worldwide epidemic . Can we all,only imagine that one day there will be a world without Alzheimer's. How wonderful that will be. So please let's all stand together and have our voices heard no matter where we live in the world. We all need to be committed to keep spreading awareness about Alzheimer's all over the planet.

1 comment:

  1. What a lovely thought....a world without Alzheimer's!!! Thank you for sharing your thoughts and feelings. I too have a mother suffering from this horrible disease. I do my second Walk next Saturday in North Carolina.

    My mother is the fourth of five sisters to have Alzheimer's in her family. I'm the youngest of her five daughters. I walk for her, the millions who can't walk for themselves, and for an unknown future for my sisters, myself, and you!

    Bless you, our mothers, and all the other sufferers!