Heroes & Pioneers
The Great Challenges and Rewards of Caring for Alzheimer’s Patients: Nurse Practitioner Brittany Dawson
Despite the heartbreak involved with caring for Alzheimer’s patients, this nurse has also found great rewards, valuable insights – and hope.
Dr. Stephen Salloway, director of the Memory and Aging Program at Butler Hospital, shares what drives his 25+ year quest to end Alzheimer’s in East Side Living magazine.
Carole Rowe, a nurse by profession as well as a caregiver to her husband, shares her thoughts and advice on weathering the journey that comes after an Alzheimer’s diagnosis.
The world’s first participant in an Alzheimer’s prevention study finished his 4 1/2-year clinical trial last month. Here’s what he has to say about the experience.
Tracie Kurczy-Lussier of Auburn, MA isn’t just dedicated to keeping fit through CrossFit – she’s also using it to be a warrior in the fight to end Alzheimer’s.
Martha and her mother have been involved in the ENGAGE clinical study since 2015. The experience has given her special insights – as well as hope and perspective – in her role as caregiver to a loved one with Alzheimer’s.
“My volunteerism is based on my dad teaching me that we should all work to leave this place a little better. It does not matter your situation, there is always something that can be done to make a positive difference…”