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A Trail Called Hope

Posted Sep 07 2008 8:38pm

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A Trail Called Hope. Trails made up mountains to gain attention in the valleys below, where people live without a clue as to what others may be enduring. While this team of climbers scale the cliffs of mountains such as Mt. Hood (2008), they endure in the hope of creating a greater awareness for diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimers. They endure for those who are scaling their own walls in the valleys below.

Affecting nearly 1.6 million people in the USA alone, Parkinson’s Disease can manifest itself in several ways. It can mask itself in depression, shaking (tremors), becoming unbalanced, and more.

Alzheimers can manifest itself in the following ways:

  • …General confusion, disorientation to date, time or place
  • …Apathy, irritability, depression, anxiety
  • …Problems with language, math, abstract thinking, and judgment
  • …Personality changes with strange quirks or inappropriate behaviors
  • …Wandering, hiding objects, problems with eating and sleeping
  • …Late in the disease, paranoia and delusions may occur
  • …Toward the end, total loss of self, and inability to control bodily functions

If you’re experiencing any symptoms like those above and have concerns, it is advisable to consult a doctor.

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Tags: PD, parkinson’s disease, alzheimer’s, trail called hope, mountains, 10 years 10 mountains, despression, memory, sherri woodbridge

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