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Monday, July 21, 2008

Alzheimer's Memory Walk

As we grow older and our parents grow older we become more aware of this dreadful disease called Alzheimer. Sure, we make fun of it sometimes, using it to define our addled moments. But it really isn't funny when it affects you directly. It isn't funny seeing your loved ones slowly lose their memories, even of you. I have mentioned before how my dad was diagnosed with early Altzheimer's. He's been lucky in that it seems like the drugs he's been taking is retarding the progress of the disease; but you can still see changes. They are subtle but palpable changes and it's scary to imagine what is yet to come.

The Alzheimer's Memory Walk is an event that not only raises awareness of the disease it also raises funds for Alzheimer care, support and research. The Memory Walk is a two to three mile walk usually held in the fall where volunteers of all ages walk to fight against Alzheimer's. These walks are held all over the country, and as much as it seems like summer is never going to end, fall will be here before you know it. Check your community if the Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk® is going to be held in your area and please do plan on joining. Better yet, organize a team or volunteer to be a team captain and support this worthwhile cause with your family, friends and co-workers.

Sponsored by Alzheimer's Walk

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