Sunday, October 25, 2009

My Friend Bob DeMarco is an Alzheimer's Caregiver

My friend Bob Demarco is the sole caregiver of his mother with Alzheimer's, and the founder of the Alzheimer's Reading Room, the #1 site for Alzheimer's information.  Bob is not unique in the fact that he is one of the nearly 50 million American's caring for a loved one, but he is unique in the fact that he spends his life providing care for his mother and spends an enormous amount of time, energy, thought, and research into helping others facing Alzheimer's.

Six years ago Bob left his job on Wall St. to take care of his Mom who developed Alzheimer's and is now 93 years old.  On Bob's website, the Alzheimer's Reading Room, he offers the latest research, treatment, caregiving tips, and insight into his world.  You can read his story into leaving Wall St. at http://www.theunrulymob.com/our-parents/wall-streeter-one-day-alzheimer%E2%80%99s-caregiver-the-next/

There is a ton of information on the web about Alzheimer's and care, but I find Bob's thoughts and insight the most interesting.  He has a unigue perspective and way of writing about his life as a caregiver that I find rare, and heartwarming.  Bob recently posted a story that I think every caregiver should read and pass on, called "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star."  Rather than repost the entire article here, I invite you to go to the Alzheimer's Reading Room to read the article, and subscribe for more wonderful stories and information. http://www.alzheimersreadingroom.com/2009/10/twinkle-twinkle-little-star.html

It has been my honor and privilege to know and become friends with Bob DeMarco.  He is truly an Angel to Alzheimer's patients, their families, and all those affected.


Angil Tarach can be reached for questions or comments at visitingangelswc@comcast.net, or www.visitingangels.com/annarbor

1 comment:

  1. Unbelievable character! Thanks Bob and Angil for everything you do!

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