11/22/2014 the day is done

Dropped by this nursing home and told them I appreciate what they do.
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These folks have an alzheimer’s connection and a U.S. Navy connection .
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It has been a long time since I’ve seen a Howard Johnson.
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I said goodbye to US Highway 80 and hello to US 41.
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Fighting alzheimer’s disease

I’m putting everything I have into this. It’s serious stuff. Advocacy, awareness,  fundraising,  research,  services, education. Each aspect has its own set of rules. It’s a lot of stuff and it all comes together and depends on each other, for success. I’m dedicated to the fight. This is what I am supposed to be doing.

Back to Running, Jogging, Walking

Tomorrow I will get back on the road. I will pushing the stroller. Raising awareness and getting some more miles done. The next Alzheimer’s Association office is in Atlanta, Georgia. It is about 90 miles to that area. I’m in Macon tonight. I just came off of four days of partnering with the Alzheimer’s Association to raise awareness.

Professional Caregivers – a wealth of information

It took me awhile to learn, that there’s a lot to be learned in an assisted living home . I have met staff there, that have been doing this work for twenty, thirty and forty years. They have worked with hundreds and hundreds of alzheimer’s patients. They have learned how to make their patients feel comfortable. They know what angers them. They have learned how to redirect behavior. They have seen things that did not work and have seen a lot that has worked.

Antebellum Grove, Warner Robins, Georgia

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Summers Landing, Warner robins, Georgia

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SummerHill a Senior living Community, Perry, Georgia

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Man stops in Macon on second cross-country Alzheimer’s awareness run | Local & State | Macon.com

http://www.macon.com/2014/11/20/3435655/man-stops-in-macon-on-second-cross.html

Professional caregivers…..

These folks are with a lot of alzheimer’s patients everyday. Over the course of a few years, they will be near hundreds. A lot of the methods for dealing with Alzheimers patients has come from these people. They are forced to try many different things with many different people. They are a huge part of the information that has been gathered that helps unpaid caregivers at their house. We appreciate them so much.

The Tifton Gazette in Tifton, Georgia.

We appreciate them helping us raise awareness in their community.

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