This Mother’s Day we are honoring the legacy and memory of our mothers who have been impacted by dementia. Whether they lived with dementia or served as a caregiver for their family members, we know they often wrapped us in love. The memories we have with them live on within our hearts and through the legacy they leave behind for us.

Here are a few of their stories:

Strong, Smart Role Model for Many

Strong, Smart Role Model for Many By Amy Cipau Our Mom, Virginia Maness, was a Mother of 4, married to my Dad for 59 years before his death. She was born and raised in N.C., one of 12 children. She was also a loving grandmother and aunt. As a registered nurse, she was a natural…

True Unequivocal Love

True Unequivocal Love By Skylar Edwards My grandparents were both strong-willed, young adults, who fell in love in the aftermath of WWII. My grandfather was a talented carpenter and electrician, who served his country in the South Pacific on the USS APA 168 Gage. He returned from the navy and met my grandmother who worked…

Endless Gratitude for Caregivers and Nurses

by Karen Hall My mom’s journey with Alzheimer’s was about 15 years. She was freed of the disease in September 2018 on the eve of hurricane Florence. My Mom, Joan Irene Hall, was always afraid of storms so my brothers, sister and I did not think it was ironic that she didn’t stick around for…

I’m Proud of Her Journey

I’m Proud of Her Journey by Tim Murray My mother Emily Marie Doyle was born on June 29th, 1935 in the Bronx New York. My mother’s parents were John and Marie Krejci (100% Czechoslovakian). My Mom was an only child growing up on Kings Street in Greenwich Village, New Your City. My Grandfather John and…

In Memory of Mary Hansen

In Memory of Mary Hansen by Susan Robson My mom had such a kind heart. She was so creative and gifted in many things, although she did not ever acknowledge her gifts. She had taken several candy making classes long ago. Then at Christmas time, she would create these enormous trays of assorted chocolates, caramels,…

My Journey with Alzheimer’s

My Journey with Alzheimer’s   My Name is Gary Fuquay.  My Mother was Proud, private, loving, extremely devoted Christian. A wonderful Mother. I have 3 siblings, all living in NC. My father died of cancer 10 years before Mom show signs of dementia.  It was a short timeframe between diagnosis and his passing.  12 days. …

Walking to Make a Difference

Walking to Make a Difference By Christi Griffin Well, where do I begin? The hard journey of dementia began for my family in 2007. My mama discovered she was in the beginning stages of dementia, just a few months away from retirement. It was a difficult diagnosis for my family to accept. We felt so…

Story of Courage and Hope

Courage to Adapt By Sally Branson I just wanted to communicate how much Dementia Alliance means to me and our family. With Brian having Alzheimer’s and/or FTD at the age of 51 and now he is 54,  we have seen a lot of changes in him pretty rapidly.  I have twin boys that are 16…