Nov 3, 2011

Meryl Comer on Alzheimer's and Long Term Care

This Disease (Alzheimer's) has made me fearless -- Meryl Comer


Meryl Comer
Meryl Comer has spent the past 17 years as the at home caregiver for her physician/researcher husband who was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease at the age of 58.

By Bob DeMarco
Alzheimer's Reading Room

Meryl is President of the Geoffrey Beene Foundation Alzheimer’s Initiative and organized Rock Stars of Science initiative.

The Geoffrey Beene Gives Back® Alzheimer's Initiative was launched in November, 2007 as a major charitable beneficiary of the "GBGB Geoffrey Beene Gives Back®" philanthropic program.

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Publisher Alzheimer's Reading Room
Author Bob DeMarco
November, 2011
Title: Meryl Comer on Alzheimer's and Long Term Care
https://www.alzheimersreadingroom.com/2011/11/meryl-comer-on-alzheimers-and-long-term.html


*** Empathy the ability to understand and share the feelings of another.

*** Compassion a feeling of deep sympathy and sorrow for another who is stricken by misfortune, accompanied by a strong desire to alleviate their suffering.

*** Purpose the reason for which something is done or for which something exists. Having as one's intention or objective.


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Original content Bob DeMarco, the Alzheimer's Reading Room