My mother had Alzheimer’s for seven years before she died in 2017. She had been a very creative person, art teacher, loving mother and grandmother who was very involved in her family’s lives before she started showing symptoms of memory loss. At that time we were not aware of how a poor diet (she loved her steak and baked goods) and lack of sleep would contribute to her disease. It was so difficult losing her each time she progressed to the next stage of the disease. I know many people affected by Alzheimer’s and want to help in informing and educating others on what we can do. I am very proactive in eating the right foods, sleeping well and exercising to keep my brain healthy.