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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Wall Streeter One Day: Alzheimers Caregiver the Next


Tony Polk is the editor of The Unruly Mob.

If you haven't been there, a trip over the Internet to the The Unruly Mob website is well worth the effort. The blog is interesting, unique, thought provoking, and sometimes fascinating.

Tony called me, interviewed me, and then wrote an article about me. I am confident you will find out some things about me that you never knew.

Here is a snippet.
But the risk he faced with his mom seemed far more important than risks he had been addressing throughout his life..

“I was under the impression that if I got on the net, and read and read, I could get all the answers. But there were few answers. There wasn’t any real help,” said DeMarco.

The first 14 months were horrific, he said. He went through three doctors before finding one who understood Alzheimer’s and dementia.. Still, even working together, they couldn’t easily figure out how to help her. Bob and his mom had been close all his life but now she denounced him constantly, insisting that he leave. She fell down all the time. Once in a grocery store parking lot, she fell and broke her finger.

“She couldn’t get up. She was just shaking,” he said.

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