Many have asked why I decided to become a volunteer for the Alzheimer's Association and the answer is quite simple. A few years back my grandmother Virginia Young was diagnosed with on-set dementia. When my mother told me about it I wasn't quite sure how to react to it. Since that time, I found myself researching and wondering if this condition was hereditary and what patient care and treatment was readily available to her because I was increasingly worried if her condition could worsen. Honestly there's no worse feeling than knowing that your loved ones are dealing with such a condition while living more than five states away from them and not being able to do something about it. In that moment, I knew I had to do something so I immediately felt the need to jump into action and volunteer, not only out of concern for my grandmother, but for others who have family members dealing with this dreaded condition.
I urge you today that if you have friends or loved ones that are dealing with this illness to stand with me today to become a volunteer with the Alzheimer's Association or be willing to give a donation towards the cause for research as we move closer to a cure. Thank you!