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Our Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Our Walk to End Alzheimer’s

By Caitlyn Mark, Memory Care Director at Wingate Residences at Needham

This past weekend, I participated in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s in the Greater Boston area. My coworkers and I joined forces to walk as a team to represent not only our organization, but the community and our residents. I had the opportunity to meet those living with Alzheimer’s, their loved ones and hear about their lives and stories.

I believe it is so important to tell anyone who is living with Alzheimer’s disease, or their caregivers, that there is support available to those in need. I was able to witness hundreds of individuals come together to show their support for you, your loved ones and the community.

I walked this past Sunday for:

  • My residents
  • My residents’ families
  • Those living with the disease
  • My community
  • Those who haven’t been diagnosed
  • Most importantly, a cure

I love my job. I love everything about it, but what I would love most is to find a new career because a cure for Alzheimer’s was found. I would love for families to not feel torn because of Alzheimer’s disease, to not see individuals suffering, for my residents to be able to live in their homes and to fulfill all the items on their bucket list. That’s my dream and the hundreds of people that I walked beside this past weekend’s dream.

The walk may have come to an end, but you can still donate to the Alzheimer’s Association. If you’re a caregiver or someone living with the disease; don’t be afraid to reach out for support or ask for help!

Living in their reality,