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Mara Botonis
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Alzheimer's Keynote Speaker, Best-Selling Author, "When Caring Takes Courage”, An Alzheimer's Family Caregiver Guide
Alzheimer's Keynote Speaker, Best-Selling Author, "When Caring Takes Courage”, An Alzheimer's Family Caregiver Guide

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Thank you to the U.S. department of Defense and Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program for studying the relationship between TBI and Alzheimer's. #stopalz, #endalz, #alzheimers, #tbi, #departmentofdefense, #marabotonis

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When it comes to Alzheimer's and dementia care, the only thing predictable about your experience…is that it will be unpredictable. Get hundreds of effective and easy to implement ideas from healthcare professionals and countless family caregivers. How to find free resources and affordable care, healing the hurt when your family feels fractured, helping your loved one live well, making the most of medical appointments, learning to decode behavioral "language", bathing without battling, preserving your relationship and the positive impact of proper nutrition on brain health are just some of the dozens of featured topics covered in this interactive guide. Flip right to the answers you need now.

ttp://www.amazon.com/When-Caring-Takes-Courage-Alzheimers/dp/1478768762/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1454501929&sr=1-2&keywords=when+caring+takes+courage

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Amazing person on an important mission.


(CNN): While he couldn't possibly have known, Sandy Halperin was likely around 35 years old when his brain began slowly accumulating the plaques and tangles of Alzheimer's disease. Over the last three years, we have frequently visited with Sandy as he slowly descends into dementia. There aren't many happy endings with stories about Alzheimer's disease, but Sandy's story is different somehow.


He wants to open up his life and his brain to us, and to science. He wants to be a part of the transformative advances taking place in Alzheimer's, even if he is not around to benefit from them. Unwilling to be relegated to the sidelines, Sandy has thrown himself head-on into the battles for increased funding and decreased stigma. Neither has been easy, but his progress has been deeply inspirational.


http://www.cnn.com/2015/11/05/health/sanjay-gupta-alzheimers-essay/index.html

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Lights of Love, an international candlelit vigil founded by Karen Francis, MSW, CDP, offers a wonderful way to honor all of those impacted by Alzheimer's/dementia.
http://www.alzheimers.net/11-06-15-alzheimers-and-family-caregivers-month/

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Prayers for all who are hurting, fighting and trying to stay strong right now.
http://mariashriver.com/blog/2015/10/the-warriors-in-the-waiting-room-mara-botonis/

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