Bob DeMarco is the founder and editor of the Alzheimer's Reading Room and an Alzheimer's caregiver. Bob resides in Delray Beach, FL.
Prior to moving to Delray Beach, Florida to take care of his mother, Bob was CEO of a software development and marketing company based in Reston, Va, and a veteran Wall Street Executive.
Bob's also taught at the University of Georgia and Philadelphia University.
The Alzheimer's Reading Room is the number one source of life news for the entire Alzheimer's community. Our goal is to Educate, sometimes Entertain, and Empower Alzheimers caregivers and their families worldwide.
Articles written by Bob have been syndicated on Reuters, Fox News, the Wall Street Journal, Time Warner, Chicago Sun Times, Houston Chronicle, Livestrong, Cox News, and Palm Beach Post (to name a few).
Bob started learning about Alzheimer's the hard way--by living Alzheimer's disease from the front row.
Bob understands that Alzheimer's caregivers are often thrust into their role with little or no experience, training, or education about Alzheimer's disease. As a result, they are often overwhelmed and suffer from feelings of helplessness.
While reading, researching, and searching the Internet, Bob realized there was a need for concise, high quality information that Alzheimer's carergiver could understand and use in their everyday life.
Bob is learning that caring brings a feeling of accomplishment. He wants to help other Alzheimer's caregivers learn that care giving can be wonderful and does not have to be depressing.
When Bob started caring for his mother he had one goal--to keep her home and to give her the highest quality of life possible. So far, "mission accomplished".
The two most important things Bob learned: "He is not Alone" and "He is a ONE". He reminds himself of this every day.
I want to thank all those wonderful people who helped me come to the realization that I am not Alone.
I believe this is the most important hurdle a caregiver must overcome to be successful, healthy, and able to deal with the patient problems they will be facing every day.
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