Passionate About Pittsburgh
and the Moms Who Live Here

Memories Matter

Every 68 seconds, someone develops Alzheimer’s disease. 

Alzheimer’s is known as a family disease because the stress of watching a family member  slowly decline affects everyone. Everyone responds to its effects differently….

Did you know that Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States?

Alzheimer’s is the only cause of death among the top 10 in the United States that cannot be prevented, cured, or even slowed.  

If memories are special moments that tell your story, is your story erased when plaques and tangles suffocate your brain cells? Of course not! You matter. Memories matter.

Today, on World Alzheimer’s Day, we honor the men and women suffering from the unforgiving results of an Alzheimer’s diagnosis.

Once in charge of me

Unpredictable, but I’m..

Not dumb, I forget.

We honor the sons and daughters, the sisters and brothers…the brave, yet hurting families that care for their loved ones faithfully.

I will lose her twice.

Once you notice it’s too late.

Love you to the moon and back!

We join together to help support Alzheimer’s research and concentrate efforts on raising awareness. I took some time to talk with a new friend whose mother, Kathi, (center) has  Alzheimer’s disease as I prepared to share some thoughts on the topic with you for this occasion. We summed up the conversation like this: It sucks.  Alzheimer’s sucks.  

But we’re women and moms and so we don’t just stay in the “it sucks” spot. We roll up our sleeves and get to work! Come check out Kathi’s fundraiser and Shop to End Alzheimer’s on Sunday, October 8 from 11am-5pm at the Lamplighter in Delmont (6566 William Penn Highway). All proceeds go to the Greater Pittsburgh Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. 

Learn more and/or donate http://www.alz.org/; 

https://www.awarenessdays.com/awareness-days-calendar/world-alzheimers-day-2017/

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