Like many others in ALZSA at IU, I have seen Alzheimer's up close and personal. My great grandmother, Mildred Stow (Mammie to me), had Alzheimer's for as long as I could remember, until her death in 2008. Another great grandmother, Robertine Stropes (grandmother to me), is currently struggling with Alzheimer's. Her son, Duck, died in 2016 from Alzheimer's. I joined this organization to honor the memory of those lost and those currently struggling.