Art of Awareness Blog Hop: Lorelei Eurto

My good friends Lori Anderson and Heather Millican of SwoonDimples, have teamed up to bring us a huge blog hop for a great cause.  Heather created specific bean beads to represent different awareness groups such as Suicide Prevention, Cancer, Alzheimer's, ALS, etc.

Each participant has chosen a bean to use in a final design. And today, we share!

I chose Alzheimer's- the color for this awareness is Purple. I chose the words Remember Me, to represent the unfortunate side effect of memory loss, with this devastating disease.  I created a bracelet, around the bead that compliments the bead color.

50% of the proceeds from this sale will be donated to the Alzheimer's Association.

Available for sale on my website:

Alzheimer's and dementia basics 


  • Alzheimer's is the most common form of dementia, a general term for memory loss and other intellectual abilities serious enough to interfere with daily life. Alzheimer's disease accounts for 60 to 80 percent of dementia cases.

  • Alzheimer's is not a normal part of aging, although the greatest known risk factor is increasing age, and the majority of people with Alzheimer's are 65 and older. But Alzheimer's is not just a disease of old age. Up to 5 percent of people with the disease have early onset Alzheimer's (also known as younger-onset), which often appears when someone is in their 40s or 50s.

  • Alzheimer's worsens over time. Alzheimer's is a progressive disease, where dementia symptoms gradually worsen over a number of years. In its early stages, memory loss is mild, but with late-stage Alzheimer's, individuals lose the ability to carry on a conversation and respond to their environment. Alzheimer's is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. Those with Alzheimer's live an average of eight years after their symptoms become noticeable to others, but survival can range from four to 20 years, depending on age and other health conditions.
  • Alzheimer's has no current cure, but treatments for symptoms are available and research continues. Although current Alzheimer's treatments cannot stop Alzheimer's from progressing, they can temporarily slow the worsening of dementia symptoms and improve quality of life for those with Alzheimer's and their caregivers. Today, there is a worldwide effort under way to find better ways to treat the disease, delay its onset, and prevent it from developing.

    Please consider donating to this cause, at or participate in the Walk to end Alzheimer's

Enjoying hopping around the blog hop today!! So many talented people involved!

Millican (hostess) (bead artist)
Laurie Vyselaar
Mallory Hoffman
Evie and BethMcCord


  1. Anonymous5/16/2015

    Pretty and poignant too.

  2. Be still my heart...soooo in love with this design!!!

  3. Anonymous5/16/2015

    Your bracelet is beautiful and the phrase you chose so touching. Alzheimer's is a great thing to bring awareness to.

  4. Beautiful design in your bracelet. And thanks for sharing some facts about Alzheimer's. I think many people don't realize it does more than steal your memories.

  5. Isn't it amazing how something so BEAUTIFUL can represent something so...... horrible. Alzheimer's is a terrible disease that I pray no one in my life will ever face. Thank you for sharing!

    Linda Anderson

  6. Your design is so beautiful, and is a wonderful tribute to those suffering fro Alzheimer's. Thank you also for sharing so many facts about it. I think there's a fair amount of misinformation out there about the disease.

  7. Beautiful bracelet. Alzheimer's is a great cause to bring more awareness to.

  8. I love your beautiful bracelet and the ' remember me' bead. My mother in law has this and it is is in the advanced stages. She often sees things that are not there.She once was a very smart lady and now it comes and goes.

  9. Beautiful bracelet, your colors and textures are always so wonderful - and great info on Alzheimer's :-)

  10. Oh Lorelei, this is so beautiful. Alzheimer's is such a cruel disease and I keep praying they will find a cure.

  11. Really beautiful. It's such a cruel illness, it's robs us of so much. One of my best friends' mum has early onset Alzheimer's and it is so difficult watching it slowly eat away at not only her mum, but eroding the entire family one bit at a time. Love the vibrant colours you've chosen - beautiful piece.

  12. I love this bracelet and the saying. My father has Alzheimers and it's heartbreaking.

  13. I love the colors and design. My mother-in-law has Alzheimers and it is so sad.

  14. Love the colors and texture of the bracelet and the meaning behind the word bean is perfect.

  15. Beautiful sentiment in the bean words and in your bracelet. Thank you

  16. Your bracelet is beautiful, as always. Alzheimers is a terrible disease, thank you for your post.

  17. Thank you for choosing this word. I would have chosen the same. I really wanted to participate in this, but this past year and a half have made it hard for me to do much. My mom is just 69 and we moved her into an Alzheimer's care facility just over a year ago. She has no words and I don't know how much she understands, but she does still seem to know that I am someone special to her, even if she can't say my name nor understand what the word 'daughter' means. I am glad she is getting the care she needs, but all I wish is for an afternoon where we could talk once again. I appreciate the beauty of your design and the fact that you have shined a light on this disease. Thank you. Enjoy the day. Erin

  18. I adore the bit of ribbon tied around the bracelet end. Such a clever idea to symbolize 'remembrance'.
    I dearly love this design.

  19. alzheimer is such a nasty little disease. Thankfully this is one of the things that don't seem to run in either of my family lines, but it is one of the things I fear the most. Losing yourself like this... /sigh

    This is such an important cause to support, and such a lovely piece to represent it. Thank you :)

  20. Such a sad diplitating disease, thank you for enlightening us. Your bracelet is such a lovely awareness piece,

  21. Thanks so much for picking this cause. With what I've been going through, this is a very real thing that I have a big chance of facing, and early. In fact, I'm doing a drug trial to see if some damage can be reversed, or at least stopped.

    Your jewelry is beautiful, and I'm so glad you participated.

  22. Wonderful cause, beautiful bracelet. Thank you for sharing.


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