Two of our heroes here at the Georgia Chapter, are Dan and his wife Denise. Denise was diagnosed with dementia at the young age of 56, about 3 1/2 years ago. Since then, their lives have changed dramatically. Inspired to use their voices about this terrible disease, both Dan and Denise have become Champions and Advocates for the Alzheimer’s Association. They meet regularly with their legislators, they join us at our annual Advocacy Forum in Washington D.C., they volunteer, they speak, they share.
Since October 2015, Dan has been keeping a video blog, sharing some of his experiences as a caregiver and an advocate. He repeatedly has run into individuals who think that Alzheimer’s disease is nothing more than forgetting things every now and then. In part to educate others about what Alzheimer’s Disease is really like and in part to support others on their own care-giving journeys, he has been generous enough to share these video blogs with our chapter.
You can find all of his videos on our YouTube channel, under the Dan’s Caregiver Video Blog playlist. Here is a link to the playlist: (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEgDnYIdVJ15XZx9113lFmq3TnVBfqD-d)
And here is a sampling of what those blogs are like:
Thank you Dan & Denise: for sharing, for caring, for being courageous and for raising your voices to END Alzheimer’s Disease.