November is National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month and National Caregivers Month.
Join Alzheimer’s Tennessee, Inc in honoring those with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers. We offer this virtual tribute wall as a way to thank caregivers, remember loved ones, or honor those currently living with this disease.
Add your tribute by leaving a reply in the comment section below, or email us a photo to add to the tribute wall. You may also choose to make a donation in memory of or in honor of a loved one.
I’d like to submit this pic of my Dad, Hampton Scott, of Gainesboro, Tennessee, who passed away two days after Father’s Day, June 18, 2013, after a battle with Alzheimer’s. Daddy, you will continue to live on in my heart, and through the lives of those who loved you. – Harold
My mom has Alzheimer’s and we care for her at home. She has been with me and my 3 children for 7 years this coming January. She attends daycare weekdays, but we care for her at home the rest of the time. We have made accommodations so that she can do almost as much as we do. This picture was taken by my daughter in August in Times Square. We drove her from Tennessee to her new apartment in New York City. My mom goes where we do, and we bring her wheelchair so she can still enjoy life. – Nancy
This is my beautiful mom, Roxie. And she was a great and loving mom. She battled Alzheimer’s for almost 15 years, she lived with me the last years of her life. I have never seen a stronger woman than her in my life, to endure what this dreadful disease did to her body. I tried to make her last years as comfortable for her as I could. I wanted her to be around people that loved her, not strangers. With the help of my husband, Doug, my family, Smoky Mountain Healthcare and Hospice, and my employer, I was able to make this happen. She was with family until the Lord took her home on February 16th, 2011. This was the hardest thing I have ever been through in my life, and I hope and pray that I do not ever have to go through this again. I can still see her pleading eyes, the way that she looked at me trying so hard to communicate with me, because she was not able to speak. The disease had taken her voice several years before. I know she was trying to tell me that she was tired of being trapped in this body that Alzheimer’s had taken from her and she was ready to go home. I want so hard for there to be a cure found for this terrible disease, so no one ever has to watch a loved one go through this agony ever again. There are way too many people affected by this dreadful disease. We need a CURE. – Gail
Alzheimer’s robbed my brother and I of having my mom and her memories for 10 years. She forgot who we were, she forgot how much she was loved, she forgot everything. She passed away Nov. 2006. Then, if that was not enough, we had to watch her sister go down the same road. We lost her Dec. 2012. This disease takes its toll on all of us, not just the person who has it. Mom and Liz, I celebrate all that you were, and I love and miss you!!! – Robin