Jul 5, 2009

The Alzheimer's Reading Room--Press Release

The goal of the Alzheimer's Reading Room is to Educate, sometimes Entertain, and Empower Alzheimer's caregivers, their families, and the entire Alzheimer's community.

Unlike other Alzheimer's websites, the Alzheimer's Reading Room features real life situations and practical advice about how to deal with problems that are often faced by Alzheimer's caregivers. About Alzheimer's Reading Room.

Press Release

The Alzheimer's Reading Room (ARR) is the number one blog on the Internet for advice and insight into Alzheimer's disease(AD) and Dementia.

Unlike other Alzheimer's websites, ARR features real life situations and practical advice about how to deal with problems that are often faced by Alzheimer's caregivers.

On the Alzheimer's Reading Room, we discuss issues like: communication, wandering, incontinence, hygiene, patient symptoms, and what to expect as the disease progresses. We discuss all issues that are important to Alzheimer's caregivers. We provide specific insight, advice, and solutions based on real life experience.

Readers learns how to use this information through practical examples designed to improve the quality of life of the Alzheimer's patient and Alzheimer's caregiver.

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.

Thanks for all YOU are doing to support those of us who are currently caring for a loved one or have previously done so. Your site is AMAZING!
--Judy Berry, founder of the Dementia Care Foundation and LakeView Ranch
This is a powerful and touching story. You are noble both for finding and utilizing these poignantly human strategies that work but also for sharing what you have learned with so many who need what you have to give.
--Anthony Polk
“The Alzheimer’s Reading Room is clearly one of the most informative and unbiased Alzheimer’s blogs. Bob DeMarco provides information on all things Alzheimer’s. His blog covers the spectrum on Alzheimer’s issues, featuring everything from critical advice from someone who is on the front line caring for a loved one with the disease, to translating and reporting on the science and research that is leading the way to a cure. All of us in the Alzheimer’s community are fortunate that Bob has taken on this important work. At Cure Alzheimer’s Fund, we encourage people to follow the blog and rely on it ourselves to stay up to date and in touch.”
-- Tim Armour, President of Cure Alzheimer’s Fund
The Alzheimer's Reading Room is the one place on the Internet, and in the world, where those who are searching for information, encouragement and guidance can find the help they need from people who completely understand their questions and their journey.
-- Tom and Karen Brenner, Montessori Gerontologists, Brenner Pathways
As a professional serving the Alzheimer's Care community, it is imperative to have resources at my fingertips. The ARR gives me that and more. It touches every facet and touchstone of care. From the latest research to the most sensitive care issues. The ARR is more than a link, it is real life care. Dotty is a great teacher. Bravo Bob and the ARR. You and Dotty have come to the rescue.
-- P.K. Beville, Second Wind Dreams®

As someone with Alzheimer's who still remains somewhat functional, I find your works informative and right on target.
--Ronald M. Reisner, M.D.
I am grateful for your consistent, timely and accurate information. Thank you for all that you are doing.
--Lisa Bottke, Clinical Educator,
I continue to be amazed and humbled by your work.
--Laurence C. Harmon, Great Places
Most of all I find your words comforting in a world where I feel totally alienated. Despite the fact that I have friends with whom I can speak about my tiny shuttered life, it is not the same as speaking to someone who knows about "being the one" and "being abandoned".--Pamela
Your webpage, your blog, the information you accumulate and disseminate -- all of it has been a lifeline for me for the past several years. You will not hear this enough, but please know that your efforts are appreciated every day. Thank you for being there for so many of us.
Your lines: "Knowing that your loved one is going to forget simple things like how to brush their teeth, how to take a shower, and even how to eat is not a pleasant thought. The actual experience and feeling of helplessness cannot be described"
--were wonderful; I cried when I read them. Sometimes crying is good. It's sad, but it makes me feel something kindred to read what I'm feeling.
Bob DeMarco is a person who is not only a caregiver for his mother, but also helps many others online. In my many years of being both an Alzheimer’s caregiver and working with other Alzheimer’s patients and caregivers, I have never seen anyone give so much to the cause. The information on dementia/Alzheimer’s he posts on The Alzheimer’s Reading Room is up-to-date, informative, understandable and, at times, intriguing. He has answered questions professionals could not or wouldn't even listen to and given hope to many. As I, he is one who wants this disease of Alzheimer’s stopped—cured—not just put on hold. Thank you Bob for all the work and time you put into helping others, as you dedicate yourself to your mother.
--Rose Lamatt, author, Friends encounter Alzheimer's.

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About the Alzheimer's Reading Room


  • The Alzheimer's Reading Room is the number one website on the Internet for current information, advice and insight into Alzheimer's disease.
  • The Alzheimer's Reading Room is ranked #5 in the Living/Health category of Technorati.
  • The Alzheimer's Reading Room contains more than 3,260 articles and 398,200 links on the Internet.
  • Articles from the Alzheimer's Reading Room 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).
  • More than 327 news sites and blogs link to the Alzheimer's Reading Room.
  • The Alzheimer's Reading Room was started by Bob DeMarco.
  • After caring for his mother, who suffers from Alzheimer's, Bob realized there was a need for useful, high quality information that could be used by Alzheimer’s caregivers to care for their loved one.
  • The Alzheimer's Reading Room has more than 8,000 subscribers and is growing fast.

The information on the Alzheimer's Reading Room is offered to the media as a resource, and is available for syndication onto other websites and blogs.

Bob DeMarco

BobDeMarco at AlzehimersReadingRoom.com

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Learn more about Alzheimer's and dementia by visiting the Alzheimer's Reading Room.

Bob DeMarco is the Founder of the Alzheimer's Reading Room and an Alzheimer's caregiver. The blog contains more than 3,260 articles with more than 398,200 links on the Internet. Bob lives in Delray Beach, FL.

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