SWIM August 2014 Grandma Isabelle passed away from Alzheimer's. I remember her best at her 80th birthday party in Rockford, Illinois, smiling ear-to-ear with everyone at the same place at the same time. She asked all the time 'are you happy?' and 'Marisa, how are your ballet classes?' Even though our talks were brief, she always remembered my name and how much I love dance. Accordaing to the Alzheimer's Foundation, every 67 seconds someone in the US develops the disease and one in three seniors dies of Alzheimer's or dementia (http://www.alz.org/facts/overview.asp).
This swim is for you Grandma.