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Crystal Kung Minkoff Offers "Love, Hope, and Healing" to Those with Loved Ones Battling Alzheimer's

The RHOBH cast member has opened up about her father's experience with the disease in Season 11.

By Laura Rosenfeld
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After opening up about her father's battle with Alzheimer's this season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Crystal Kung Minkoff wants those who are going through the same struggles to know that they are not alone.

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In an Instagram post on August 23, Crystal offered her support to those with loved ones battling the disease. "For those who are suffering with a loved one with dementia or Alzheimer’s, please know you are in my heart. This is a rough road, but you will get through it," Crystal wrote. "Wrapping my arms around you all with love, hope, and healing. You are not alone."

The Instagram post featured footage from the "Never Before Scene" version of the August 11 episode of RHOBH, which aired on August 18. It featured a moment that was not a part of the original episode in which Crystal gets emotional while opening up about her father's experience with Alzheimer's and its immense impact on her family, including her mother.

Crystal had opened up about her dad to Garcelle Beauvais and Sutton Stracke in the clip, both of whom thanked her for sharing her experience in the comments to the Instagram post.

Crystal's father passed away four years ago, and she often commemorates the anniversary of his passing and honors his memory on other big occasions throughout the year on Instagram, including what would have been his 90th birthday this past March. "Today would have been my Dad’s 90th birthday. The anniversary of his passing was this past Sunday, and I cried my eyes out missing his warm hugs and gentle, supportive talks," Crystal captioned a collection of photos of her dad and other loved ones over the years. "I do my best to live in his honor - leading with kindness, respect, and humility. If you knew him, you were one of the lucky ones. Happy Birthday to the brightest [star] in the sky."

She also paid tribute to her dad and husband Rob Minkoff on Father's Day in June. "Happy Father’s Day to two of the best in the world!!! Rob - you show up for EVERYTHING and are the most incredible role model to Max and Zozo. Thank you for making sure our kids are constantly loved and nurtured. Dad - you are no longer with us, but your gentle and humble spirit have never left our hearts. You were the light in my life and I am so grateful you were my BaBa," Crystal shared, along with several photos of her family. "Happy Father’s Day, Everyone!!"

Of course, Crystal also never misses an opportunity to show her love for her mom, sharing how much she means to her in a touching post in honor of her birthday in May. "A mom is a best friend, a teacher, a caretaker, and where we learn what love means," Crystal wrote on Instagram on May 19. "Happy birthday to my amazing mom. I’m so thankful to be your daughter."

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