As Alzheimer’s worsens, family members sometimes find it difficult to come to terms with the memory loss it entails. Jacqui talks about the toughest parts of dealing with the realities of her father’s Alzheimer’s. Recounting her last conversation with her dad, she says that even if he could not remember who she was, he would always be her dad and no one in her life could ever replace him.
An Alzheimers diagnosis is heartbreaking and deeply frightening, hitting us with the realization that our minds are going to be affected and the inevitable outcome is death – because Alzheimer’s disease is ultimately deadly. Adding to the frustration is the fact that we don’t understand it and cannot cure it. There is only one solution: research. Each new breakthrough with this disease brings us closer to prevention, treatment, and with patience and perseverance, a cure. Click here to learn how you can help us accomplish this goal!