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Giving It Back & Paying It Forward--Alzheimer's Association

Updated: Oct 11, 2023


Giving back to our community is our goal whenever we buy and sell real estate.

Every year we donate a portion of our income from real estate transactions to worthy cause organizations we support.

Please take a moment to learn about one of the charities that has touched our lives.

Alzheimer's Association

From patients bravely battling disease to the visionaries searching for cures, be inspired by their stories and learn how your gift makes an impact.

"I have seen the power of music with my own eyes."

Musician Tanya Trotter of “The War and Treaty” Shares Her Dementia Story

Music has the unparalleled power to transcend time, evoking emotions and memories that often remain untouched even when many things fade. Dive into the poignant tale of a daughter who experienced the heart-wrenching effects of dementia on her beloved

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mother. Discover how melodies became their shared language, and how the legacy of love continues to inspire. This story is not just about the pain of seeing a loved one struggle, but also about the strength, resilience, and unbreakable bonds that endure. Join us in celebrating the transformative power of music and memory. Read the full article here.

10 Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer's and Dementia

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If you're noticing memory lapses affecting your daily tasks, it could hint at Alzheimer's or another form of dementia. Alzheimer's is a condition that impacts memory and thinking over time. ALZ has pinpointed 10 key signs to watch out for. If any sound familiar, it's a good idea to chat with a doctor. Interested in learning more about these signs? Click here to read the full article.

  1. Memory loss that disrupts daily life

  2. Challenges in planning or solving problems

  3. Difficulty completing familiar tasks

  4. Confusion with time or place

  5. Trouble understanding visual images and spatial relationships

  6. New problems with words in speaking or writing

  7. misplacing things and losing he ability to retrace steps

  8. Decreased or poor judgment

  9. Withdrawal from work or social activities

  10. Changes in mood or personality

Why Michael is Paying It Forward

In the tapestry of life, memories play an integral role, shaping our past, present, and future. However, the heart-wrenching reality of Alzheimer's is something I've witnessed firsthand, watching my father bravely battle the disease. Those eight years were a poignant reminder of the fragile nature of our most cherished moments and the strength required by families, especially caregivers like my mother. The Alzheimer's Association became our guiding light during those tumultuous times, providing invaluable resources and support. Inspired by their unwavering dedication and the personal journey of my family, I've made it my mission to give back. A portion of every real estate sale I make is donated to the Alzheimer's Association. It's my way of honoring my father's memory and ensuring that more families have access to the resources they need. Through each transaction, I aim to contribute to a world where memories are treasured, preserved, and never fade away.

Brook is Still Raising Funds for the Susan G. Komen 3-Day!

There's still time to donate to Brook's next 3-Day walk for a cure with Susan G. Komen! Please help support her by contributing.

Refer your family, friends & colleagues!

Who do you know considering buying or selling a home you could refer to our real estate sales team? Not only will they benefit from our award-winning real estate service, but a very worthy cause will benefit as well. Give us a call at 925-351-4924!


headshot of Michael Forkas

About Michael Forkas: Michael Forkas is not your typical real estate agent. After building a successful real estate development company, he pivoted his career to provide unmatched service to homeowners. Michael stands by his promise: "Your Home SOLD Guaranteed or I'll Buy it at a Price YOU Agree to!" He won't sell you a home he wouldn't buy himself, ensuring a trademarked approach that guarantees satisfaction and success.


Content by Forkas Home Team Walnut Creek Realtors

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