Walking With a Purpose
CU Trust will be joining Members First Credit Union in Midland in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s on October 14, 2023. Here are a few thoughts from Cathie Rourke, one of the CU Trust participants in this year’s walk.
A few years ago, I was invited to attend an Alzheimer’s Association Luncheon, where a scientist shared information on the diverse areas of research related to Alzheimer’s from around the world.
While science was never my calling, the information was captivating, and the discussion was wide ranging. As is the research. At a high level, it focused on: Biomarkers for earlier detection. How to slow the progression once it has begun. How to prevent the disease altogether.
Another surprising discovery during the event was how much support and education the Alzheimer’s Association provides to those diagnosed, as well as their families and caregivers—from how to share a diagnosis, to legal and financial planning, to a virtual library and a resource page to help you learn more and gain the support you need.
At CU Trust, we are in the business of providing trust services that help families with protecting their legacies. Well-crafted plans, and a trusted resource like CU Trust to implement them, can make the difference in providing protection and peace of mind, which is so valuable when someone is facing a loss of control.
We are proud to join Members First Credit Union and walk in support of the Alzheimer's Association as it works to eliminate the disease in the long term while supporting those who need it in the short term. We have seen the impact of this disease. We are walking to support those fighting it on a scientific level and those families facing a diagnosis and trying to find their way along a path that they had never imagined they would need to follow.
Learn more about the 10 early signs and symptoms and support services offered by Alzheimer’s Association.
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