May 25, 2017

The Importance of Positive Thinking in Dementia Care

You are what you think. How you think and the thoughts you think determine how you feel, perceive the world, and act. You control your brain.

How you think, positively or negatively, effect your experience in Alzheimer's care and dementia care.
By Bob DeMarco
Alzheimer's Reading Room

There is a continuum of Alzheimer's caregiving that runs from Burden to Joy.

Can how you think affect your Alzheimer's caregiving effort?

Can how you act effect your caregiving effort?

Can how you talk and the words you use effect your caregiving effort?

Can how you speak to a person living with Alzheimer's effect how they feel and act?

You bet it can.

May 24, 2017

Learning How to Communicate with Someone Living with Alzheimer's

You start feeling good about yourself and soon the person who has Alzheimer's will start feeling pretty good also. Instead of getting that nasty vibe from you, you will be sending a very different signal -- I care, I'm here for you.

The importance of communication in Alzheimer's and Dementia care should not be underestimated.
By Bob DeMarco
Alzheimer's Reading Room

I finally realized that I was fighting Alzheimer's and this was not working. I needed to change.

Like it or not reality had changed.

This understanding lead me to a new place that I now call Alzheimer's World.

Alzheimer's World

May 23, 2017

Family History of Alzheimer’s May Alter Gene That Increases Risk of Alzheimer's

Does family history play a role in Alzheimer's disease?

Does family history play a role in Alzheimer's disease?

By Alzheimer's Reading Room

I get asked this question all the time - if my dad or mom had Alzheimer's am I going to get it?

The exact causes of Alzheimer's disease are not yet fully understood. It is clear that different factors effect different people in various ways with little in the way of common denominators.

Bob DeMarco, Founder, Alzheimer's Reading Room

At its core the Alzheimer's Reading Room is about helping members of the Alzheimer's Community understand, cope, and communicate with persons living with dementia.

Bob DeMarco, Alzheimer's Reading Room
Bob DeMarco is the Founder of the Alzheimer's Reading Room (ARR), and an Alzheimer's caregiver. His mother Dorothy lived with Alzheimer's disease.

Prior to moving to Delray Beach, Florida to take care of his mother, Bob was CEO of a software development and marketing company, and an executive on Wall Street for 15 years.

Bob's also taught at the University of Georgia and Philadelphia University.

Bob DeMarco is a recognized expert in the Alzheimer's community, an expert on Sharecare, and listed as one of the top ten Alzheimer's influencers on the Internet.