Mind the Gap-Help for My Mother With Alzheimer's

Mind the Gap-Help for My Mother With Alzheimer's

From Rowena Ilagan

I'm raising money for my mom with Alzheimer's! We need help with basic supplies (incontinence products) & tools to keep her mind engaged (puzzles, art supplies, CD player). Donors will get a copy of our joint artwork!

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With the rapid changes that COVID19 put upon us, I have had to "shelter in place" and become a full-time carer for my mother with Alzheimer's. As her carer, we are in need of some basic supplies (incontinence products) and tools to keep my mom's cognitive levels up. We sing regularly (as it is "whole-brain" stimulation), but are in need a CD player to play some of her favorite songs! (Mom has a wonderful alto voice). We are also in need of puzzles, colored pencils/pastels, pencils, and paper for her artwork and cotton fabric to make makeshift non-sew masks for the family. Would you be able to help with obtaining these supplies for my mother? We are on fixed incomes, being retired. (She worked as a teacher and cafeteria manager for many years with the L.A. Unified School District before retiring and later developing Alzheimer's. I medically retired due to myalgic encephalomyelitis/CFS and multiple chemical sensitivities after working as a junior industrial hygienist with the City of L.A., chemist at UCLA, and science teacher/trainer). I earn a modest income now as a social services coordinator, doing much of the same activities I do with mom with seniors on fixed incomes. For those who are able to help with this fundraiser and contribute at the starter level ($20), we will send you a copy of our joint artwork! Thank you in advance for your help and generosity. Please stay safe during these challenging times.

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