Alzheimer's is a horrible disease, for both the individual living with the disease, and also for their caregivers and loved ones. Every chance Jog Your Memory has to make a positive difference in the lives of those affected, we embrace it.
Here we will share brief stories and photos of the grant recipients, and how your generous donations have helped them alleviate some of the stresses that accompany the disease.
Companionship and weekend respite care:
Anita and Sandy
“This past year we were extremely fortunate to have received a very generous grant form ‘Jog Your Memory,’ which, along with financial assistance for a home caregiver to provide assistance for a few hours on the weekends, also included a visit from a social worker who provided us invaluable advice.
“My wife, Sandy, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2012, and things have progressively gotten worse over time. Fortunately she’s still home, and attends an adult daycare program five days a week. ‘Jog Your Memory’ was the catalyst that motivated me to get some weekend relief, which I’m forever grateful---thank you!”
Bobbie reignited her husband Jeff's love for music, and has been able to continue to do so with the help of a grant given by JYM. Jeff is working with musician Jesse, and they have weekly sessions, both practicing in their home, and at organized performances in front of an audience. We are thrilled to help keep Jeff's musical talents going.