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  • Lauren H. - A Granddaughter's Love

  • Gary B. - My Story with Alzheimer's

  • Helen S. - He Would Want to be Counted

  • Lisette C. - My Best Friend

  • Joyce H. - The Story of Edna P.

  • Max W. - From Child to Caregiver to Alzheimer's Researcher and Advocate

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Sons and Daughters

My mother, Genevieve LaBier had Alzheimer's disease from her early 70's until she died in 2002. In 2005 so many people would tell me that they had a loved one with Alzheimer's that I decided I had to do something.  Being a runner and owning our own business I thought this would be relatively easy to start a 5K road race in memory of my mom. My first call was to the local chapter of the Alzheimer's Association in Watertown, MA. I told them what I wanted to do and they sent me a race director’s packet. Somehow I managed to get everything in place

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I am 71, and I have a strong family history, on my Father's side of Alzheimer's.  Beginning with his father, then his sister, his brother and finally himself.  His sister's son, my first cousin, (he was some older than me), was affected too and died two months ago.

And so I grew to know this disease as a child and young girl.  I remember how it upset dad to visit his sister, who had progressed.  It devasted him and he would cry and cry. Then, even though he was the oldest, his younger brother came down with it next and suddenly too.

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When my dad was hospitalized back in Late 2011 for what would be the last time before he died, the doctors thought that maybe it was possible that he had been slowly developing Alzheimer's or dementia or a little bit of both. I myself am not really sure, however just a few months before he died, was when I started taking a interest in this disease and the group. Even though, there might be times when my dad might not be able to remember what happen 5 minutes ago, he could at times vividly remember things that happen 50 yeaers earlier or from his childhood.

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My caregiving journey with my parents began in 2003. Sharing the range of issues, grief, tragedy, loss, triumph, sadness, stress, strength and innovation in a few words is impossible. 

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I lost my mom to Alzheimer's in 2007. She was always a very active and healthy woman and it was such a shock to find out she had Alzheimer's. She watched two of her brothers go through Alzheimer's and pass away so she knew what was to come for her. It was such a sad time to go through. It's so hard to watch the vibrant mom slowly diappear before your eyes and not be able to do anything to stop it. We need to find a cure for this horrible disease.  Millions of lives will be saved. I only wish there was a cure for my mom. 

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My mother was an active widow who retired from teaching with thoughts of painting and traveling before dementia took over.  Her husband passed away and she fought through that, never letting her spirits drop.  Her love of life always shining through.  Alzheimer's has stripped those dreams away and now her days are spent battling a disease that is cruel in every since of the word.  For those reading this please support our efforts to end those disease so others can live their dreams and let life continue to shine through.

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My Mom has had Alzheimers disease for  2 years. Imagine seeing your Mom fade away and theres nothing you can do to stop it. The simple things are not simple to do anymore for my Mom. Like take a bath, get dressed, get a drink of ginger ale. The last 2 years I and my Mom have been on alot of vacations together.  My Mom enjoys them and we have fun together. It gives my Dad some time for himself. I do what every I can to help my parents. What I wish for that the Goverment would provide more funding to find a cure for this terrible disease.

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My beautiful mom was diagnosed with stage 6 Alzheimer's Disease less than a year ago at the age of 70. Yes, stage 6.  My dad refused to accept that anything bad was wrong with her.

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It started a number of years ago. We noticed he was starting to repeat himself and it got to where he was repeating himself a lot. Not a big deal at first he was getting older so we just didn't think to much about it. After he took to car out one day and confessed to my mother that he had a hard time finding his way back home she and we said enough he needs to go to the doctor and be checked, there is something more going on here. 

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Two years before Mom died, my sister, brother, and I began noticing changes in her. Her long-time family doctor would not make a diagnosis, nor would he refer her to a specialist who would. He led us to believe that these changes were a "normal" part of aging. Mom lived alone in the home we grew up in, with my brother and sister nearby. I live 90 miles away. The changes were more pronounced to me, since I didn't see her every day as they did.

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