SYLVIA SOYKA, TORONTO, CANADA
My mother was a beautiful woman inside and out. She was a loving and caring daughter, sister, friend, wife, mother and grandmother – often in ways that stretched the imagination. She was smart, courageous, capable and charming, the go-to person for many people. Too early we started to lose her, bit by little heart-breaking bit. Our experience has inspired me to support research and education in women’s aging brain health, to strengthen our minds against the insidious destruction of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.
LYNN POSLUNS, TORONTO, CANADA
As I get older, I’ve wondered if my future will include grandchildren who I will not recognize. Although no one in my immediate family has dementia, it was still frightening for me to learn that women suffer from brain-aging diseases twice as much as men. I want to support studies that find answers for women and learn the best way to protect my own brain health and that of my loved ones.
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