Gary Joseph LeBlanc, is the author of "Staying Afloat in a Sea of Forgetfulness," “The Aftereffects of Caregiving,” "Managing Alzheimer's and Dementia Behaviors" and co- author of "While I Still Can." Also, he was a weekly columnist of "Common Sense Caregiving" published in the Tampa Tribune and Hernando Today and many other health publications. He had over 350 articles published in national newspapers on dementia care. He’s now a national speaker on dementia caregiving.
LeBlanc has also written two fictional (Paranormal Suspense) novelettes "Shannon's Journey" and "Profile of a Fisherman."
Founder the Alzheimer's/Dementia Hospital Wristband Project and is a co-founder of Dementia Mentors.
His writings and speaking events utilize his 5,000 plus days and nights of personal caregiving experience to help other Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers cope with the everyday challenges and emotional struggles of caring for the memory-impaired.
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Learning to Provide Dementia-Friendly Care
The primary purpose of this Health Care Edition of, “Managing Alzheimer’s and Dementia Behavior” is to assist both “Healthcare Professionals” and “Family Caregivers” alike in providing the best care possible to those living with Alzheimer’s and other dementia-related diseases.
No less important, however, is another objective; for the information contained within these pages to be a catalyst in creating a better understanding on managing behaviors and proper ways to communicate with our patients and loved ones. We are also hoping that this shared knowledge will help build a better bridge of communication between professional caregivers and the family members caring for those living with dementia. Communication between these two factions is paramount.
It is our hope that this book will be read individually or in groups, discussed openly and, after putting some of the tips now learned into practice, discussed again. Always remember, each patient is unique, but at the same time, the disease can often be manageable with the use of common sense, diligence and, most importantly, with love. The ultimate goal is to make sure those with dementia are getting the best quality of life, for this is truly the best scenario for both parties involved. We need to educate all hospitals and health care communities to become dementia-friendly.This book will be available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle format. You will also be able to order a signed copy through this website.
Throughout the many years that you, as a caregiver attend to the countless needs of your loved one, or ones, you will lose fragments of your life that may take years to recover. You may come crawling out of your caregiving campaign wondering if there’s any of the original “You” left.
Is this you? Are you feeling a little lost, fragile, maybe hesitant to move forward in life? This book was written specifically for you! We want to help you find yourself again or at least show you ways to reinvent yourself. We know from personal experience that the aftereffects of caregiving can be catastrophic.
Our intent in writing this book is to help you open your front door and step back into the world. There is life still out there waiting for you.
Holly Beth Michaels
Would you love to have a speaker that is extremely knowledgeable on dementia related diseases (not just Alzheimer’s) and has 18 years of personal dementia care and speaks directly from his heart?
Contact me using the form below about coming out and educating your community of family and professional caregivers on dementia.
Together we will have a personal, honest and humorous conversation about caring for those living with dementia.
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