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 Alzheimer's and related dementia.
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.
Bob has lectured, appeared in person, and been interviewed on television and radio across the U.S. Bob is an expert speaker on Alzheimer's caregiving.
Articles written by Bob have been syndicated on Reuters, Fox News, the Wall Street Journal, Time Warner, Chicago Sun Times, Livestrong, Cox News, and more than 390 websites on the Internet. Bob and the Alzheimer's Reading Room were featured in articles in the New York Times, and Covering Health.
Bob started learning about Alzheimer's the hard way - by living Alzheimer's disease from the front row. He understands the burden that comes with a diagnosis of Alzheimer's or a related dementia.
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 learned 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. Bob accomplished this Mission
Along the way Bob learned: he was not alone, and created the ARR so that others would learn and understand they are not alone. Readers are reminded of this every day on the Alzheimer's Reading Room.
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