Pete's Story

No family should be made to face it alone.

About 14 years ago, Alida Ferguson faced the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. Her son Pete and his family were initially able to care for her, but as her disease progressed, it became clear that Alida needed long-term, full-time care. Even when the caregiving aspect became extremely challenging and difficult, Pete, his sister and their families never felt like that was something they had to shoulder alone because of the resources and people they found.

Nearly 34,000 people in Nebraska and their families face the destabilizing realities of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias every day. United Way, CHAD (Combined Health Agencies Drive) and our combined 62 agencies are part of the community helping individuals just like Pete. You can be part of this community, too, because no family should be made to face it alone.