Jean Ferratier and Amie Meneghetti at the Walk to End Alzheimers at South Wind Park, Springfield, IL 9-20-14
Walk To End Alzheimer’s South Wind Park Springfield, IL 9-20-14
(Below was the introduction read at the Kick-Off Celebration Walk to End Alzheimer’s)
Jean Ferratier is a person who wears many hats. She is a retired teacher, photographer, care giver, life coach and author. Currently it is in the role of author that she has been able to express her personal experiences and share support around the subject of Alzheimer’s.
Jean has asked, “What comes to mind when you hear the word Alzheimer’s?” Do you think of a parent, a friend, or maybe the neighbor down the road?
When you hear the word, does a tinge of worry enter your consciousness as you silently pray that there will be a cure should you ever develop symptoms?
She says she is a supporter of Alzheimer’s research. This is a disease that touches the lives of so many of us. We are members of a huge club that is needed to support each other and help fund education, research, and support groups.
Jean has written two chapters about Alzheimer’s that appear in the Chicken Soup for the Soul Books: Think Positive and Living With Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias.