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Update on my Mom

Ida Arnette passed away from Alzheimer's disease on August 16, 2009. She struggled for over 8 years and was under hospice care at the end. We celebrated her life with friends and family this past weekend.

While it was expected, it is both a time of deep sadness for us and relief for her. She had lost her identity and independence towards the end.

Over 5 million people have it today and it can hit anyone at any age - it is not just a disease of the elderly. There is no cure for Alzheimer's and every 70 seconds a new case is diagnosed.

Please join me in raising money to have a world without Alzheimer's through joining Memories are Everything: The 7 Summits for Alzheimer's where we will raise $1M or please make a donation today.

Comments (2)

I am so sorry for your loss.

I now understand your passion to find a cure. My father has just been diagnosed with Alzheimers and is already place in a care facility.

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