MaryAnne Bukolt-Ryder and her husband, Herb Ryder, together on Lake Champlain.
continued With the help of support groups and services like the Third Age Adult Day Care center in Plattsburgh people like Bukolt-Ryder and her husband are offered support.
“The center provides me with the ability to work and for my husband to be safe,”Bukolt-Ryder said.
There is currently no cure for Alzheimer’s, but treatment is available to help temporarily slow the progression of dementia symptoms.
Raising awareness for the disease and offering help for those affected and their families is what Bukolt-Ryder said is the most important thing.
“These support groups give opportunity to compare with others who are going through the same thing and help family members realize we are not alone, and together can help develop strategies of how to deal with the problem,” she said.
On Sunday, walkers will have a choice to participate in a 1-, 3- or 5-mile route with a team or as a single walker.
After the walk, participants, family and friends can enjoy live music, belly dance performances, brain-pumping activities, Zumba, and food donated by local venders.
For more information about the walk or Alzheimer’s support, visit www.alzwalk.org.