GREENVILLE, N.C (WNCT) – People walked at Town Common Saturday to raise awareness for those who lost their lives to Alzheimer’s.
The disease is currently ranked as the sixth leading cause of death in the United States and the walk aimed to educate the public about Alzheimer’s. It affects the brain and causes memory loss and other intellectual disabilities.
Suzanne Dail’s mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in her 60’s. She says it’s a struggle to see her memory fade away.
“She doesn’t know us as well as she used to. She sometimes doesn’t know me or my dad so it’s very heartbreaking to sometimes watch the person that you love slip away even though their physically here,” Dail said.
Dail says the walk helps her realize that she’s not in it alone.
The annual walk is put on by the Greenville chapter of Alzheimer’s North Carolina and WNCT is a proud sponsor.
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