Staying Afloat in a Sea of Forgetfulness

Staying Afloat in a Sea of Forgetfulness

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When my father was first diagnosed with Alzheimera€™s, I read and researched everything I could get my hands on about the disease. Right off the bat I could tell if it was written by a physician, pharmaceutical company or even a nursing home. When caregivers are looking for help, the last thing they need is medical text so complex they already forgot what they read by the time ita€™s laid back down. This is what got me started on writing about common sense caregiving, which turned into a weekly column and now into this book. My goal is to make this book as a€œcaregiver friendlya€ as possible. Sharing my triumphs and hardships from my plus three-thousand day campaign in dealing with the disease of Alzheimera€™s and the world of memory-impairment. Gary Joseph LeBlanc is a columnist, speaker and book dealer from Spring Hill, Florida. He was the primary caregiver of his beloved father stricken with Alzheimera€™s disease for nearly the past decade. LeBlanca€™s weekly column appears in the Hernando Today, a Tampa Tribune Publication and other health publications. His writings offer insight and hope through his own journey of caregiving, dealing with the memory-impaired, given in a caregiver friendly manner.... difference to him. as long as a constant assortment of questions flowed through the air, his mind was kept active, searching for answers. i recall him sitting at our kitchen table playing solitaire, with a€œJeopardya€ pulsating in the background, ... The fact that he was stimulating a few brain cells is what matters. in todaya#39;s world, the ever-present living room box can easily be hooked up to a Wii game console.

Title:Staying Afloat in a Sea of Forgetfulness
Author:Gary Joseph LeBlanc
Publisher:Xlibris Corporation - 2011-06-02


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