The Alzheimer’s Podcast:
Shedding Light on a Misunderstood Disease
Hello, and welcome to The Alzheimer’s Podcast episode 18.
I’m Mike Good of Together in This.
Thank you for joining me for another podcast where my goal is always to empower you to maintain a positive experience, reduce and eliminate the need for medications, and make your time together with those you care for, the best it can be.
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In this episode, I’m joined by Brian LeBlanc.
In 2014, Brian was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s disease at the young age of 54.
He is an international Dementia Advocate with a mission to advocate, educate, and spread awareness about Alzheimer’s and other dementia related illnesses.
If you’ve listened to my last two episodes, 16 and 17, then you’ve heard me talk about the importance and the value of listening to and learning from people who are living with Alzheimer’s or another dementia.
And with his raw honesty, Brian is someone we should all listen to and learn from.
This is a very misunderstood disease, and people with dementia still matter, can contribute to society, and have a wealth of knowledge to share, but we must listen.
In this episode, we talk about how people have misconceptions about what Alzheimer’s disease “looks” like.
“You don’t look like you have Alzheimer’s.”
And while the person may not look and act the way people expect, they do have many struggles and challenges that they tend to conceal from others.
- TinT Article: Are You Listening to the Person with Dementia?
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