A cure will be found for Alzheimer’s. I won’t find it. I’m not even looking. My mission is different.
I go to fundraising and advocacy events. Most of the talk is about finding a cure. It’s a great cause, a good goal. We give money so that people in the future won’t know Alzheimer’s. And I hope they won’t. I write my check.
And yet I sometimes feel like those who currently have the disease are lost in the shuffle. We may hold them up to other people and say, “We must cure THIS. We don’t want people to be like THIS.” They are our greatest fear. That are what spurs us to donate money to help find a cure.
But in all the fundraising and public relations work, we sometimes do little to try to understand the people with the disease. We can’t decipher their words, but we nod as…
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