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How Caregiving Is an Honor and a Privilege

Author Mara Botonis had spent 25+ years in healthcare when her grandfather was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Her life and career changed forever after she became his caregiver, and learned about the challenges faced every day by families impacted by Alzheimer's and dementia.   She is now an advocate for caregivers and families with the disease, and her book, "When Caring Takes Courage," focuses on the best practices for finding hope and joy when dealing with Alzheimer's. Learn more. It's an Honor and a Privilege “It’s an honor and a privilege.” Those are the words I shared with my mother during a phone call when I learned that she would now help to care for my grandfather, who was showing...
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Inspiring Walks to End Alzheimer's in October

The world’s largest fundraising effort to fight Alzheimer’s disease is The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s. The walks occur in the months leading up to November, which is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. Learn more about the Walk and how teams from this year’s walks are inspiring and motivating us in the fight against Alzheimer’s. Walk to End Alzheimer’s November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. In preparation for the month, the Alzheimer’s Association hosts over 600 community walks, known as The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s. These walks occur all over the U.S. and raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s support, research and care. While there is no fee to participate, each team member fundraises to raise...
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