Belton family shares why Walk to End Alzheimer's is important

Posted at 3:38 PM, Sep 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-05 16:42:23-04

According to the Alzheimer's Association, more than five million Americans are living with Alzheimer's.

One Belton family explains why the Walk to End Alzheimer’s is important.

Dorothy Belle Baird, 94, raised her granddaughter and four sons on Baird Ranch in Belton.

Eight years ago, she began to forget things. Baird became confused with time and place and had new problems with her speech.

"She was just much harder to handle. She always wanted to go somewhere, she didn't know where. There was hardly anywhere to go," said Rex Baird, Dorthy's son.

Last July, Dorothy could no longer be cared for at home, that's when she was taken to Luvida Memory Care.

The family said Alzheimer's Disease has changed their lives and that's why events like the 2018 Walk to End Alzheimer's is so important to them.

On Saturday, Bell County will host the 2018 Walk to End Alzheimer's. Proceeds from the walk will benefit research and programs for the Alzheimer's Association.

To find out how to register for this walk, visit their website.

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