I'm Hiking for my Mama!
On September 30, 2018, I will hike the Grouse Grind in support of the Alzheimer Society of B.C. Climb for Alzheimer’s is a team-oriented fitness fundraising experience. With your generosity, we can make a difference to estimated 70,000 British Columbians who are currently affected by Alzheimer disease or other dementias.
Join me in ending the stigma of Alzheimer’s disease as it isn't just about our parents' generation – it's about ours. Thank you again and we invite you all on the top at our Summit Celebration to cheer us on as we complete our journey!
My beautiful mama was diagnosed with dementia when she was sixty years old. They called it Mild Cognitive Impairment to start with, but we were told that it would most likely progress into Alzheimer’s Disease. In fact, it was Early Onset Alzheimer’s as she was diagnosed under the age of sixty-five. It has been a slow progression for mom. Initially, she was able to do most things as usual. But then she lost her driver’s license, and with that lost her independence. Soon after, she was unable to cook on her own. Navigating the kitchen with all the cupboards and drawers became difficult. And I will never forget the day she realized she couldn’t type anymore. How sad and frustrated she was, sitting at the computer and her fingers just couldn’t find the right keys. She had been a very good typist and completed her masters in Counselling Psychology only a decade earlier. Those first few years when she was aware of what she could no longer do were so hard.
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