Walk Wednesday: Why We Walk to End Alzheimer’s


Alzheimer??????s doesn??????t just affect those suffering from the disease.????? It affects the entire family.????? In Texas alone, there are more than 1.2 million caregivers helping support 340,000 loved ones through their fight against dementia.

The Etemadis are just one of the thousands of families across the state dealing with the devastating effects of Alzheimer??????s

Kamran is the only son of Fourough Etemadi. ?????He and his daughter Shirin have been Fourough??????s primary caregivers since she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s nearly five years ago. ?????Up until that point, Fourough had been the matriarch of the family, cooking delicious meals and teaching Shirin about her culture and heritage.

Now, the entire family rallies to care for and comfort Fourough while she battles this?????debilitating?????disease. ?????And Kamran and Shirin are fighting back against Alzheimer’s, too. ?????The Etemadis are regulars at our Houston Walk to End Alzheimer’s and they’ll be there again this year. ?????Listen to their inspirational story and join all of us in the fight to end Alzheimer’s.

Together, we can make a difference??????one step at a time.

The Houston Walk to End Alzheimer??????s will kick off with walker registration at 7:30 a.m. on Oct. 20 at Reliant Park.????? For more information on how to register, please visit alz.org/walk

AlzTex Admin

The Alzheimer's Association Houston & Southeast Texas Chapter (www.alz.org/texas) consists of families, caregivers, scientists, health professionals, and concerned citizens who are committed to finding a cure for Alzheimer's Disease and to easing the burden of Alzheimer's Disease and related disorders on patients and their families and loved ones.