My journey with Alzheimer's disease began when I was hired as the Community Relations Director at a dedicated memory care Assisted Living Community. My responsibilities were primarily helping families that were looking for options for the care of a family member that they could no longer care for at home. During my years working there, I met many families that were experiencing some of the most difficult and heartbreaking challenges and decisions. I witnessed the devastating effects, loss of dignity, mobility, and most import loss of memory of our residents. To learn of their past accomplishments in life, see photos of them from years past, have families share stories of wonderful memories was heartbreaking. I soon learned that Alzheimer's has no cure, that it can take many many years to slowly rob a person of the one thing that we all treasure - our memories. The more I learned, witnessed and experienced, the more I felt compelled to do something to help. Thus began my journey with Alzheimer’s and the Alzheimer's Association. Everyone at the Alzheimer's Association CT Chapter has been so supportive, inspiring and passionate about what they do and why they do it. I feel very proud to be part of a great team of truly amazing women all who share the goal and dream of a world without Alzheimer's!