On caregivers, faith, family, and writing…

This is the 7th video by Rick Phelps that I have posted. Rick is the founder of Memory People, an on-line support group for patients, caregivers, family members, and advocates who have been touched by Alzheimer’s. Rick was diagnosed with Early On-Set Alzheimer’s Disease in 2010 at the age of 57. Since then he has devoted himself to raising awareness about this terrible disease.

Today’s video was made on November 9, 2012. In it Rick talks about how tired he feels and tells caregivers not to worry if their loved one sleeps a lot. He also talks briefly about nightmares and driving, and he talks about Sam, his companion dog.

I have been unable to post some of Rick’s videos, but you can see them at http://www.youtube.com/user/phelps1953?. You can find Memory People on Facebook and Twitter, and you can find information about Rick’s book at www.WhileIStillCan.net.

For more information about Alzheimer’s and related dementias, call 1-800-272-3900 or go to www.alz.org.


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