Soul Sister Margye Solomon wrote:
Mom was the 1st in 3 generations to be diagnosed with any form of dementia
At the age of 83 my mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. From great-Aunts, great-Grandmothers to Grandmothers all of whom lived to between 90 and 103, every one was active mentally and physically to within a year of their deaths. We had no reason to believe that anyone in our family would be afflicted - then came my mother's diagnosis. Mom was a Substance Abuse Clinical Specialist and a Psychiatric Nurse Specialist (PA). When the diagnosis came down from her neurologist, she was fully aware of the consequences.
Mom fought the onset of the disease for nearly 6 years, finally succombing to transition and then death 2 weeks shy of her 90th birthday. It was during those final 6 months that I met the kind folks at the Alzheimer's Association Delaware Valley Chapter. They allowed me to cry and vent and grieve as they do for all the families and care takers touched by this insidious disease.
When asked, Mom said she wanted donations to the Alzheimer's Association in lieu of flowers. I ask you to either to donate in my mother's memory or become a sponsor and raise funds on behalf of your friend or loved one.
Mom was a therapist, a care-taker, and always focused on helping others. Let's help support those who are like my mom.
Please give in memory of Margye's Mom - Margarita Jane Wilson
Wine Women & Shoes returns to Philadelphia April 7, 2019! Help us crown the "King" & "Queen"! The King & Queen of Sole will be crowned at the event. Support your choice by donating to their fundraising page. All donations benefit the Alzheimer's Association.