The Walk

Katy's Life Story

My first exposure to Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia was when I was 14 years old. My summer job that year was to walk to my great aunt’s house and take care of my great grandmother, Zorie for a couple of hours during the day. We would walk together down the block and eat lunch together. I would play the piano for her.

But she had no idea who I was. She was still kind, still excited to see me. She had her good days and her bad days, but I treasured every moment I spent with her.

After Michael’s dad was diagnosed with dementia, I knew that the road ahead was going to be hard. I am proud of my mother-in-law. She has been an incredibly loving caretaker to him. It’s difficult to watch the disease progress over the years.

In 2010, I saw a commercial promoting the Alzheimer Walk…

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