Sunday, October 28, 2012

Alzheimer's Quilt Initiative

My Dad.  Such a wonderful and gentle man.   His mind and body slowly  succumbing to the effects of Alzheimer's disease.  I struggle with trying to understand how a bright individual can end up with such a cruel disease.  This is not only hard on the one with the disease, but equally, or even more of a burden on the caretaker, which is my Mom.  My Dad still knew me last time I visited.  I'm hoping he'll still know who I am when I see him in a few weeks.

The Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative® ( is a national, grassroots charity whose mission is to raise awareness and fund research. The AAQI auctions and sells donated quilts, and sponsors a nationally touring exhibit of quilts about Alzheimer's. The AAQI has raised more than $773,000 since January 2006.

Ami Simms of Flint, Michigan is the founder and executive director of the AAQI, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit operated entirely by volunteers. She is a quilter. Her mother had Alzheimer's.

Please consider supporting this worthy cause.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I can only guess at the struggle of the care giver. I have a dear friend and a dear brother, both struggling with either Alzheimers or some sort of dementia. It is very hard to watch active, vital people sink into that abys. I'll be thinking of all of you also.