My name is Robin Perini and my mother is in the final stage of Alzheimer’s Disease. Through this difficult journey, I have learned how very valuable our memories are. Please consider joining me in the #1MemoryChallenge to:
1) Encourage sharing of memories with others before they are lost 2) Increase awareness of Alzheimer’s Disease, those living with this illness and their caregivers. 3) Encourage donations to the Alzheimer’s Association and other organizations that support the vision of a world without Alzheimer’s. I pray for that day!
What is this challenge?
One of Alzheimer’s most devastating impacts is the loss of memory. I wish that I could ask my mother questions and that she could share her memories with me. I challenge each of you to share a memory that you might want share with yourself should you lose the ability to remember or that you wish to share with your friends and family. OR, perhaps you’d like to share a question or something you wish you could do with someone whose memory has failed.
How does it work?
1) Record a memory through a video, photo and/or writing a story and post it on social media. 2) Challenge 2-5 others to share a memory and tag them. 3) Give them 24 hours to accomplish the challenge or to donate to the Alzheimer’s Association (or another organization).
Once you have created a video, go to where the videos are stored (on IOS it’s in the Photos app).
Click on the video. Then choose the Share button on the bottom left (see second image).
Make sure the video is selected with a checkbox (see the third image). Choose the Facebook icon (you have to have the Facebook app installed on your device).
DO NOT WRITE ANYTHING! Click Post. This may take a few minutes, but it will appear on your Facebook timeline shortly.
When the post appears, go to the top right corner and tap on the small down arrow and choose Edit Post.
Now you can write your post and ‘Tag” others so they will see your challenge. You could also tag the 1MemoryChallenge page by typing in @1MemoryChallenge or you can tag the Alzheimer’s Association by typing in @AlzheimersAssociation. (you must have ‘liked’ the pages to ‘tag’ them). Here is a sample post.