Heroes & Pioneers
There are 23,000 Rhode Islanders suffering from Alzheimer’s. Dr. Karen Bell is giving her time, talents and even more to help change that.
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…”