Drove 283 miles to get positioned for the start of “around georgia” tomorrow. This is a project to tell the general public that help is available concerning alzheimers disease. Out there in that general public are a lot of people providing care for alzheimers patients. Those caregivers need help. The Alzheimer’s Association can provide that. Those caregivers need to know the association exists and how to contact them. My task at hand is to spread that word.
The first thing that came to mind as I backed out of the driveway this morning were the signs on the car. It feels good knowing that thousands of people saw them today.
A good friend informed me recently that his mom has alzheimers symptoms. He lost his dad to this horrific disease. He said he is not sure if he is physically up to providing the same care to his mom that he did for his dad. We wept together.
The “Walk to End Alzheimer’s” events are picking up steam all over America. I have had the honor of attending a few. To find out about one near you go to http://www.alz.org or call 1.800.272.3900.