Sunday, October 09, 2011

ALZ: Out of the Closet

Alzheimer's disease, once a secret families tried to hide, is now out of the closet and onto the public plazas and streets.

With noisy pride, caregivers and families and friends of persons with this disease walked under a sunny sky today on Avenue of the Stars in Century City, raising money and awareness.

Among the 3-4,000 people, I found my friend Marnie Reid from Sunrise of Santa Monica and joined her contingent of about ten. Marnie was one of the kindest, most dedicated and perceptive persons caring for my mother while she was in the Reminiscence Neighborhood at Sunrise.

Families walked, all wearing t-shirts with the name or photo of a loved one who had died of Alzheimer's.

I was walking for my mother--but also for myself.

Friday, October 07, 2011

Walk to end Alzheimer's

About 3,000 people are expected Sunday in Century City (Los Angeles) for this year's Alzheimer's Walk. It begins at 8:30 in Century City Park.

There are other walks all over the country... Sept. 21 was National Alzheimer's Awareness Day.

You can either walk or just make a donation by using the link attached to the title of this post.

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