HM, Bali, and I participated in the Walk to End Alzheimer's in October. It was a beautiful walk around DC and made me realize I need to get more involved in the charities I support like the Alzheimer's Association.
November is National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness/Family Caregiver Month.
At the walk, they handed out different colored flower pinwheels and asked everyone to hold up based on how the disease has affected them. The yellow flower represented those that are currently caring for someone with Alzheimer's. Wow, so many flowers were raised.
My grandma and great aunt cared for my Great-Gram when they realized she could no longer live alone. That kind of commitment to family is commendable and self-less. Towards the end of my Gram's life, she lived in a nursing home and many family members visited her regularly. My grandma and her sister made sure Gram still went to get her hair done, had nice clothes to wear, and even though she could no longer speak to us, she felt loved. I'm blessed to be apart of a family that cares so deeply for each other and no matter what happens in life, I will carry that on.
[Photos via HM]