I Want My Mom Back: Life Of An Alzheimer’s Caretaker, Part 2 Download

29:54 Download June 14th

June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month. There are some 6.9 million Americans age 65 and older who are living with Alzheimer’s dementia. It’s a horrible, degenerative disease in which there is no cure. People who have Alzheimer’s are not the people their loved ones once knew. They can become withdrawn, quiet, child-like or completely opposite – loud, stubborn, irritable and even violent in some cases. It takes a lot to care for them. They are adults, but yet their minds are not; they are like toddlers. And I know this from experience. My mom suffers from Alzheimer’s Disease.

Nationwide, there are more than 11 million caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s Disease or other dementias. 

But we don’t have to be in this journey alone. I’m happy to say the Alzheimer’s Association is a great resource and are a saving grace for many Alzheimer’s caregivers like me.

Guests:

Christine John-Fuller, VP Communications, Alzheimer’s Association, Western Carolina Chapter

980-498-7737

800-272-3900 (24 hour hotline)

Venitra White-Dean, Volunteer Community Educator for the Alzheimer’s Association; Founder of the Frankie Mae Foundation

Alzheimer’s Walks

Charlotte –

EVENT TITLE: Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Charlotte

WHEN:          

Saturday, October 19, 2024
10:00 AM – NOON

WHERE:        

Truist Field

324 S. Mint Street

Charlotte, NC 28202

COST: None

PHONE: 800-272-3900

PUBLIC EMAIL: [email protected]

URL: http://act.alz.org/charlotte

Rowan-Cabarrus

EVENT TITLE: Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Rowan-Cabarrus

WHEN:          

Saturday, September 21, 2024
10:00 AM – NOON

WHERE:        

Atrium Health Ballpark

1 Cannon Baller Way

Kannapolis, NC 28081

COST: None

PHONE: 800-272-3900

PUBLIC EMAIL: [email protected]

URL: http://act.alz.org/RowanCabarrus

Iredell/ Lake Norman

EVENT TITLE: Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Iredell Co. & Lake Norman

WHEN:          

Saturday, September 21, 2024
10:00 AM – NOON

WHERE:        

Liberty Park

225 E. Iredell Avenue

Mooresville, NC 28115

COST: None

PHONE: 800-272-3900

PUBLIC EMAIL: [email protected]

URL:http://act.alz.org/IredellCoLKN

Gaston/Cleveland/Lincoln

EVENT TITLE: Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Gaston/Cleveland/Lincoln

WHEN:          

Saturday, October 5, 2024
10:00 AM – NOON

WHERE:        

Rotary Centennial Pavilion

111 N South Street

Gastonia, NC 28052

COST: None

PHONE: 800-272-3900

PUBLIC EMAIL: [email protected]

URL: http://act.alz.org/GastonClevelandLincoln

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