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The SHARE Program: Support, Health, Activities, Resources and Education

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The SHARE Program:

Support, Health, Activities, Resources and Education  

Thursday we will have Carol Whitlatch, Assistant Director of Research & Education and Senior Research Scientist at the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging with us.  For over 25 years, Dr. Whitlatch studied a variety of topics related to family caregiving including: developing and evaluating intervention programs including the SHARE program (Support, Health, Activities, Resources and Education) which she will talk to us about today.  Join the conversation!

Contact Information For Carol Whitlatch:

www.benrose.org/share

216.373.1693

share@benrose.org

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Triumphs, Struggles & Passions Living With Dementia

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Triumphs, Struggles & Passions Living With Dementia

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This Thursday, we are lucky to have Jeff Borghoff with us.  Jeff was diagnosed  in March of 2016 at the age of 51 with Early-Stage (or younger onset) Alzheimer’s Disease.   Since than he has been working with great fervor with the National Alzheimer’s Association as a member of the National Early-Stage Advisory Group and with the Alzheimer’s Association Greater NJ Chapter.  Today we will talk to Jeff and learn about his struggles triumphs and passions.

Contact Information For Jeff Borghoff

http://www.borghoff.com

http://twitter.com/Jeff_Borghoff     

jeff.borghoff@borghoff.com 

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The Bob & Diane Fund Supporting Visual Story Telling

The Bob & Diane Fund

Supporting Visual Story Telling on

Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio – Thursday, September 15th, 2016

2pm EST, 1pm CST, 12pm MST, 11am PST, 7pm London time

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Gina Martin is the daughter of Alzheimer’s.  Her mother Diane was diagnosed in 2006 at the age of 65 and died 5 years later.  Her father Bob was her husband of 49.5 years and loyal caregiver who died 3 months later.

Gina has worked at National Geographic for 16.5 years and is very active in the photo community.  In 2016 she founded the Bob & Diane Fund to give a $5,000 grant to support visual story telling about Alzheimer’s or dementia.

Contact Info

Website:  www.bobanddianefund.org

Email:  Bobanddianefund@gmail.com

Social Media:  @bobanddianefund

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A Quest For Answers

By: Michelle Remold

I think that one of the most challenging aspects of Alzheimer’s, for not only those who have Alzheimer’s or dementia but their caregivers and family as well, is what seems to be a lack of answers available to them. I think it is human nature to ask questions – What? Where? When? How? With many diseases, some questions can be answered or researched, but when it comes to Alzheimer’s or dementia many of the answers to questions asked seem to be hard to come by.

When someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or dementia, it is important to provide people with the information they need to know on where they can find resources and support. Providing resources and information are what make organizations like Alzheimer’s Speaks so valuable.

It is important to help people find the resources and support they need after a diagnosis of any disease, especially Alzheimer’s or dementia. I think we need to share ideas on where to find the information people are looking for. Without helping others find the services, resources, or information they are looking for, dealing with Alzheimer’s or dementia can seem very lonely.

It’s important to support and help people going through the disease, so it doesn’t turn into “A Quest For Answers”.

???????????????????????????????Michelle graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with her Bachelor of Arts in Gerontology: Social Sciences and a minor in Family Studies. She is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Aging Studies and Nursing Home Administration from Minnesota State University Mankato.                                                                                     

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