Results for tag: Alzheimer’s

Aug 27 2013

Telling Their Stories

David Hilfiker and Kris Bakowski recently joined notables such as Randy Pausch, and Mitch Albom’s “Tuesdays with Morrie” hero Morrie Schwartz who decided to go public and discuss a personal diagnosis.  Whether it is therapy for them or not, these messages really help us – the general public – by demystifying their situations and connecting us to their journeys.

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Alzheimer’s Randy Pausch Tuesdays with Morrie

Jan 23 2013

Be Prepared for the Battle Against Alzheimer’s

Today’s Diane Rehm Show featured a segment on “the Ongoing Battle Against Alzheimer’s,” which explored the common, yet debilitating, brain disease.

Approximately five and a half million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s disease; and this number is growing rapidly as the baby boomer generation gets older. Suffering from Alzheimer’s is traumatic for both patients and their families, and providing quality care can be both emotionally and financially taxing.

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Advance Care Planning Alzheimer’s Diane Rehm NPR

Oct 3 2012

Don’t let the biggest battle be over who handles your end of life care

It may never strike someone that a veteran’s greatest battle is not war itself but subsequent battles he must fight in order to return to everyday life. Dennis Henley served in the U.S. military for 26 years before retiring and being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Prior to retiring, Dennis had a living will but he did not have an advanced medical directive to ensure he received medical treatment the way he felt comfortable. In a blog post for the Alzheimer’s Association, Dennis Henley discussed the steps he’s taken in what he calls his “greatest battle."

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Alzheimer’s Military