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7.19.2015 blog post – down in Savannah, GA

Drove 283 miles to get positioned for the start of “around georgia” tomorrow. This is a project to tell the general public that help is available concerning alzheimers disease. Out there in that general public are a lot of people providing care for alzheimers patients. Those caregivers need help. The Alzheimer’s Association can provide that. Those caregivers need to know the association exists and how to contact them. My task at hand is to spread that word.

The first thing that came to mind as I backed out of the driveway this morning  were the signs on the car. It feels good knowing that thousands of people saw them today.

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A good friend informed me recently that his mom has alzheimers symptoms. He lost his dad to this horrific disease. He said he is not sure if he is physically up to providing the same care to his mom that he did for his dad. We wept together.

The “Walk to End Alzheimer’s” events are picking up steam all over America. I have had the honor of attending a few. To find out about one near you go to http://www.alz.org or call 1.800.272.3900.

Monday, April 7th, 2014…..alzheimers

Sharpen the saw

Take some time off

I never have been a caregiver. I Met a lot of them on my trip across the United States.

They all seemed so very tired and worn down. Most of them told me that they hardly ever took any time off from watching their loved one, that has this horrible disease.

I found out that the Alzheimers Association can help people with this situation.

To be your best, you have to get some rest.

I found out as a runner that I have to do the same thing.

In my opinion a caregiver should never feel guilty about wanting and needing time off. They do it so they can be the best they can be.

If you need help concerning this horrible disease please call 1 800 272 3900 anytime.