Optimism on World Alzheimer’s Day

Erik Ford
4 min readSep 21, 2021

September 21st is World Alzheimer’s Day. For those who, like me, have lost a loved one to this cruel disease, today can be a sad day. A few years back, I lost my 93-year-old great grandmother to Alzheimer’s disease; however, this is not a unique experience to me or my family. Dementia is the second leading cause of death of Australians and the leading cause of death among Australian females. With 1 in 9 people over the age of 65…

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Erik Ford

Post-graduate student at the University of Sydney, enrolled in the Master of Teaching (Primary) Program. I was previously an undergraduate at UWS enrolled in IR