2022 Fishing to End Alzheimer's Fundraising Event

Join Tyler Faggart and his team from Edward Jones as they raise money to end Alzheimer's Disease. Come fish with us on October 2nd, donate online, or walk with them on October 15th!

Call Tyler Faggart at 336-601-5937 or Gretchen Phillips at 337-348-9003 or Doug Phillips at 912-980-5936!

“Get in the boat with him” — life with dementia

MAY 20, 2017 BY M C

I’m continually touched by the wonderful comments about My Two Elaines: Learning, Coping, and Surviving as an Alzheimer’s Caregiver and how the book resonates with Alzheimer’s and other dementia caregivers. Many times, I’m humbled by the stories I hear from those who provide care to a family member. One reader I recently met spoke with great wisdom about how she defused a possible argument with her father, who lives with dementia.

This woman, who is in her 40s, got a call at work one day from her mother. “Come right away,” the mother said, “Dad is very confused and I can’t talk sense to him.” So of course she hurried to her parents’ home. When she got there, there stood Dad in the living room, extending one arm as though he were casting a fishing line and cranking his other hand as if he were reeling the line back in.

“Whatcha doing, Dad?” the daughter asked.“Fishing,” he replied. 

“Whatcha fishing for?” she asked.“Walleye,” he replied.

“I love walleye. Can I join you?” she asked.

“Sure,” he replied. So she stood next to him, pretending to fish and carrying on the kind of gentle conversation that you might expect out on the lake. She had joined her father’s world, rather than expecting him to live in hers.

Her mother, meanwhile, was unable to make the connection. “What should I do if he’s like this again?” she asked.

The daughter had the perfect answer: “Get in the boat with him.”

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Most all of us know someone or has a loved one who has been affected by Alzheimer's and Dementia. This tournament is meant to raise awareness and money for Alzheimer's Research. On behalf of my Team here at Edward Jones, we appreciate your support in helping us with our cause. If you cannot fish with us on October 2nd, we encourage you to come walk with us on October 15th at 10am in Downtown Raleigh (details below).

At Edward Jones, our purpose is to partner for positive impact — to improve the lives of our clients and colleagues, and together, better our communities and society. Alzheimer’s impacts all of these groups, including the estimated 300,000 Edward Jones clients living with the disease.

October 15, 2022
Registration at 9am
Opening Ceremony at 10am
Walk at 10:30am

Location:

Halifax Mall
300 N Salisbury Street
Raleigh, NC 27607