On 9/11/12, my dear father Corrado Salvemini lost his battle with Alzheimer's. He was 81 years old. Alzheimer's is a cruel disease that ravages the brain and slowly robs its victims of their memories and cognitive function. Eventually, victims loose their ability to walk, talk and swallow/digest solid food and liquids. The specific cause(s) of Alzheimer's remains illusive and there is currently no known cure. An estimated 5.1 million Americans have it and of those, roughly 500,000 are under age 65. Alzheimer's does not discriminate and is among the top 10 leading causes of death in the US.
In honor of my dad, I'm mounting a campaign to raise awareness of this insidious disease. Please go to www.alzfdn.org to learn how you can help. Thanks and God Bless.