As a child, nobody expects you to become a caretaker. Tampa Walk to End Alzheimer’s participant Adriana Garcia shares her personal Alzheimer’s story.
Chasity Brooks’ caregiving journey began in 2017, when her mother-in-law, Jean, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Although Jean recently passed away at the age of 84, Chasity continues to spread awareness of Alzheimer’s disease by raising funds for a cure through Walk to End Alzheimer’s.
With his mother now caring for his grandmother full-time, L.J. Ruth knows firsthand how challenging dementia caregiving can be. After recently holding a fundraiser and charity drive to support local family caregivers, he sat down with the Alzheimer’s Association to share his story.
Alzheimer’s disease has always played a huge part in Ryan Welch’s life. Now, through sharing his story and participating in The Longest Day, Ryan fights to end Alzheimer’s in honor of his grandfather.
To us, she was “Corn Pie” or “Ma Flook” – one of the best in our eyes. She was a fierce and loving daughter, sister, friend, wife, mother and grandmother. This is her dementia story.
I wonder what it’s like to have a lifetime of stories. And then what it’s like to not remember many of them on some days, any of them on others and, on a rare few, to remember each and every one in more vivid detail than the day they happened.
Gloria Romero Roses, a resident of Miami-Dade County, is on a mission to raise funds to support research for a cure for Alzheimer’s, as well as assistance to those living with the disease and other forms of dementia.
From caring for her parents and other family members for three decades to becoming a resource to support and guide caregivers through their journey, Julie wants to ensure caregivers know they are not alone.