Carrie Zelazoski was recently awarded a Special Service Award by the Alzheimer’s Association for her work leading fundraising and advocacy work for people with Alzheimer’s disease in her community.
Zelazoski’s father was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and she created a tactile quilt for him, incorporating textures for him to touch and even the buckles of his farmer overalls. Since then, she has created many quilts for individuals who are living with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia. She recently led a quilt fundraising project involving her Antigo, WI community.
Zelazoski is also a volunteer participant in the WRAP research study.
“My family has been hit hard by this terrible thief named Alzheimer’s,” she said in an interview with The Antigo Times. “Research is the only way we will find answers to put this theif in jail. It steals from our time with each other, memories and family history.”
Read more about Zelazoski’s service award in an article from the Alzheimer’s Association.
Find more information on how to participate in a WRAP research study.