After an accident, Jim Martin lost much of his memory function. At the breakfast, he shared his story of recovery, learning he would no longer be able to continue his career as a trial lawyer, and acceptance of his new life. He learned that due to his injury, he’s much more likely to develop dementia. He gains support from friends and family and currently volunteers with the Alzheimer’s Association.
Kathy Meyer, Family Member and Caregiver
Kathy Meyer game a moving speech about her husband’s affliction with Alzheimer’s and the toll it takes not only on him, but on her, and her family. It was a first-hand account of what the disease does to a once high-functioning individual. The room was in tears.