Friday, April 24, 2009

Are Alzheimer's Caregivers the Forgotten?

Forty percent of Alzheimer's caregivers end up suffering from depression. Do you want to see this happen to a loved one or friend?
Like it or not, if you are a family member or friend of an Alzheimer's caregiver and you are not helping them--you have abandoned them. I am sure this sounds harsh. But, it's not even close to the harshness of your own behavior.
Alzheimer's is a sinister disease--it kills the brain of the person suffering from Alzheimer's.
And, it will try to kill the brain of the Alzheimer's caregiver.
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Sunday, April 19, 2009

The Alzheimer's Project -- Caregivers

By now most of you have heard about the HBO Documentary--The Alzheimer's Project.

I wanted to remind you that part four is entitled "Caregivers". Caregivers airs for the first time on Tuesday, May 12 at 7 PM.
“Caregivers” is a collection of five family portraits that illustrate caring for the different stages of Alzheimer’s disease.
I was actually interviewed as a candidate for the show. One interesting aspect of the interview was that they found me via this blog.

I am really looking forward to watching all four parts. I'll be most interested to see how they handle the segment focused on Caregivers.

I am really looking forward to a show that really shows what it is like to live Alzheimer's from the Front Row. Will this be the one?

HBO usually does a great job. So, my expectations are very high. You are all invited to come here and discuss your reactions and feelings about each segment.
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Bob DeMarco is a citizen journalist, blogger, and Caregiver. In addition to being an experienced writer he taught at the University of Georgia , was an Associate Director and Limited Partner at Bear Stearns, the CEO of IP Group, and a mentor. Bob currently resides in Delray Beach, FL where he cares for his mother, Dorothy, who suffers from Alzheimer's disease. He has written more than 500 articles with more than 11,000 links to his work on the Internet. His content has been syndicated on Reuters, the Wall Street Journal, Fox News, Pluck, Blog Critics, and a growing list of newspaper websites. Bob is actively seeking syndication and writing assignments.