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Eyes that see the good in things: June 24, 2019


June 24, 2019

Family members of dementia patients face many challenges, perhaps the greatest is how to communicate effectively. If anyone knows this to be true, it is Bob DeMarco who left his life as a Wall Street Executive to care for his mother, who had Alzheimer’s disease. He has since written much on the topic, and become an expert in the Alzheimer’s community.

For DeMarco, things were most difficult at the beginning when he acclimated to his mother’s new reality. He says his mother “turned meaner than a junkyard dog,” saying mean and nasty things every day, very out of character for her....

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