Planned Giving Quote – Dudley

Planned Giving Quote – Dudley

At the early age of sixty, my wife Joyce’s life was beginning to change. She was having memory problems, and she was withdrawing from her activities and friends. I couldn’t understand how this wonderful, active woman with so many friends could be changing in this way. The physicians where we lived then diagnosed her condition as depression. That diagnosis did not help Joyce, and it certainly did not help me to understand nor cope with the situation. I felt lost and helpless. We moved to the Asheville area, and our new family doctor asked my permission to set an appointment for Joyce at MemoryCare. That visit changed everything. During that first visit to MemoryCare the doctor and nurse spent a long time examining Joyce, and during that time they were beginning my education on dealing with dementia. MemoryCare was exactly what we needed to handle this newly developing life for both Joyce and me. It wasn’t easy, but at least we understood the problem and could act accordingly. Joyce made regular visits to MemoryCare, and I volunteered to help wherever I could. Joyce followed the normal progression of a dementia diagnosis. As she got worse she wanted to be with her family in Alabama. So after only a few years under the care of MemoryCare, we moved out of state. Joyce went into a nursing home in Alabama and passed away recently. I have never forgotten MemoryCare and the impact their team made on our lives. It’s been sixteen years since we left the Asheville area.  Every month since then, I donated to help MemoryCare grow and expand its work with families battling dementia. Those battles are not easy, but with the aid of MemoryCare families can learn how to get through it. MemoryCare needs and deserves our support for there are so many who are facing a life with this terrible disease. I urge you to help MemoryCare and its outreach by joining us who contribute financially today, and/or by planning for the future through your estate.  You will be affecting lives just as your life was affected.

Gerry Dudley, Caregiver

Memory Care
2021-03-03T13:13:24-05:00

Gerry Dudley, Caregiver

At the early age of sixty, my wife Joyce’s life was beginning to change. She was having memory problems, and she was withdrawing from her activities and friends. I couldn’t understand how this wonderful, active woman with so many friends could be changing in this way. The physicians where we lived then diagnosed her condition as depression. That diagnosis did not help Joyce, and it certainly did not help me to understand nor cope with the situation. I felt lost and helpless. We moved to the Asheville area, and our new family doctor asked my permission to set an appointment for Joyce at MemoryCare. That visit changed everything. During that first visit to MemoryCare the doctor and nurse spent a long time examining Joyce, and during that time they were beginning my education on dealing with dementia. MemoryCare was exactly what we needed to handle this newly developing life for both Joyce and me. It wasn’t easy, but at least we understood the problem and could act accordingly. Joyce made regular visits to MemoryCare, and I volunteered to help wherever I could. Joyce followed the normal progression of a dementia diagnosis. As she got worse she wanted to be with her family in Alabama. So after only a few years under the care of MemoryCare, we moved out of state. Joyce went into a nursing home in Alabama and passed away recently. I have never forgotten MemoryCare and the impact their team made on our lives. It’s been sixteen years since we left the Asheville area.  Every month since then, I donated to help MemoryCare grow and expand its work with families battling dementia. Those battles are not easy, but with the aid of MemoryCare families can learn how to get through it. MemoryCare needs and deserves our support for...
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