Presidential Candidates on Alzheimer’s

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New Hampshire resident, Brenda Bouchard, has been caring for her husband, who is living with younger onset Alzheimer’s, for 10 years. She also cares for her 89-year-old mother who has Alzheimer’s and lives with her.

With more on her plate than most of us can begin to imagine, Bouchard has set out to bring Alzheimer’s to the national stage. She recently attended three New Hampshire town hall meetings and posed a critical question to presidential candidates Santorum, Clinton, and Kasich. You can see their responses in the video clips below.

 What will you do to make sure this devastating disease gets the attention it deserves?

This courageous, passionate caregiver is just getting started. Brenda explains, What I am working to do is to put these questions before as many candidates as I can to help keep the national conversation going around Alzheimer’s. It’s non-partisan for me in terms Alzheimer’s.

“I’m singularly focused on getting the candidates to talk about Alzheimer’s so we can change the climate and culture around this disease and hopefully get enough people talking about it so we can demand more funding for research to find a cure!!! I plan to keep truckin’!!!”

Thank you for all you’re doing to shine the national spotlight on Alzheimer’s, Brenda!

We can help Brenda and the movement to #ENDALZ by sharing these videos with others to get the country talking. The squeaky wheel gets the grease and I’ve never met a group of people who are more passionate and committed than Alzheimer’s caregivers and advocates!


 

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Namenda Generic Available: Price Plummets!

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Great news for those taking Namenda!

“The generic for Namenda is now available in pharmacies. A happy day for the caregivers of persons afflicted with Alzheimer’s and dementia worldwide. The price for 90 tablets has fallen from $1,129.92 to $46.69.”  ~Alzheimer’s Reading Room

To read Bob DeMarco’s full post – click here.

Rest in Peace, Richard Taylor

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Rest in Peace, Dr. Richard Taylor.
Your legacy and your impact on the world will live forever.

“I’m still Richard. I’m still here. I still need your friendship, I still need your love, I still need your attention, I still need you to listen to my bad jokes, and I still need to talk with you.”
 

Richard Taylor: I’m Still Richard from Dementia Mentors on Vimeo.