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Bob DeMarco Patient Expert

Delray Beach, Florida
I am a citizen journalist, writer, investor and caregiver. I am the sole caregiver for my mother; she suffers from Alzheimer's disease. Prior to moving to Delray Beach, Florida to take care of my mother I was CEO of a software development and marketing company based in Reston,... Full Bio
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Alzheimer's Tip Communication and Socialization by Bob DeMarco Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving My mother was the same person I always knew. She was not a different person. Her brain is sick. She enjoyed many of the things she was doing before Alzheimer's disease. ... Read on »
Alzheimer's Patient Comes Alive and Shows Real Emotion by Bob DeMarco Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving Alzheimer's Patient Sings Yes Sir Your My Baby With Parrot Jeannemarie -- Our Good FriendPetey -- the Shy ParrotHarvey -- Dotty's Best FriendAnd Dotty The video star ... Read on »
‘Remember Me’ Chris Mann Lends His Voice to Alzheimer’s Fight (Video) by Bob DeMarco Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving Rudy Tanzi is the best. One of the world's leaders in the fight to find a cure for Alzheimer's. He is my favorite and I believe in Rudy. Please help. By Bob DeMarco A ... Read on »
Accepting Short Term Memory Loss and Moving on to the Memories by Bob DeMarco Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving It took me a while to figure out there is a big difference between short term memory loss and memories. Once I did, Dotty and I began living our life. It seemed so simple af ... Read on »
Planning for Important End of Life Health Care Decisions by Bob DeMarco Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving Do you have the necessary legal documents and advance directives in place for end of life care and medical emergencies? Lately I have been receiving more and more qu ... Read on »
Don't Tell Mom She Has Dementia by Bob DeMarco Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving People often ask me things like, “Should I tell my mom that she has dementia?”  Or, “Should I tell my dad with dementia that his sister just died?” My sho ... Read on »
10 Tips for Nonverbal Communication With a Person Who Has Alzheimer’s by Bob DeMarco Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving I rushed into the memory care facility – I was late – to visit Jean one sunny Thursday. Jean is one of “My Ladies” with Alzheimer’s I volunteer to spend some time with each ... Read on »
Alzheimer's Makes Us Question 'Our Essential Selves' - Julianne Moore by Bob DeMarco Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving By Bob DeMarco Alzheimer's Reading Room Melissa Block talks with Julianne Moore about 'Still Alice' in this candid interview from NPR. BLOCK: Alice laughs ... Read on »
Dementia Patients in the Emergency Room - Think UTI First by Bob DeMarco Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving The urinary tract infection caused her to go into a type of delirium that mimicked schizophrenia! This hair raising emergency room story had a happy ending; sadly, that is n ... Read on »
Google - How do you get a pill down an Alzheimer's patient by Bob DeMarco Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving This practical method will teach you how to get an Alzheimer's patient to take their pills (medication). By Bob DeMarco Alzheimer's Reading Room I couldn't ... Read on »
Alzheimer's Dementia | Learning Never Ends by Bob DeMarco Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving Helping people stay as independent as possible, for as long as possible, is one of our goals. Joe a very independent person living with dementia was very happy when he learn ... Read on »
4 Changes In Mood and Behavior May Precede Memory Loss and Alzheimer's by Bob DeMarco Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving We still don't know whether symptoms like irritability and sadness are due to people realizing they are having problems with memory and thinking, or whether these symptoms a ... Read on »
How to Solve Problems Associated With Mood, Cooperation and Behavior by Bob DeMarco Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving Ask yourself is the problem a result of dementia, or is it a problem of the underlying personality that existed before a diagnosis of Alzheimer's? Many of the emails I re ... Read on »
Advice and Insight -- Alzheimer's Reading Room by Bob DeMarco Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving The more I learned the more I wanted to know about Alzheimer's disease. Understanding Alzheimer's is not an easy thing to do. Bob DeMarco Alzheimer's Reading Room “ ... Read on »
Can Curcumin Fight Alzheimer’s Disease? by Bob DeMarco Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving One of the most promising new treatments for Alzheimer’s disease may already be in your kitchen. By  Alzheimer's Reading Room Curcumin , a natural product found ... Read on »
Why Do Alzheimer's Patients Have Lucid Moments? by Bob DeMarco Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving Is there an article which explains what is happening in the brain that gives dementia patients times of lucidity, and times of confusion, and times of both? By Bob DeMarc ... Read on »
What happens when your dog gets Alzheimer’s disease by Bob DeMarco Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving By Bob DeMarco Alzheimer's Reading Room I was reading this interesting article in the Washington Post and I thought it might be of interest to you and your frie ... Read on »
Visiting Miss Daisy by Bob DeMarco Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving By Marie Marley Alzheimer's Reading Room “I've come to visit you, Ms. Daisy” I said in a perky tone of voice after introducing myself. “Me?” she exclaimed ... Read on »
Judge delivers blow to maker of Alzheimer's drug Namenda by Bob DeMarco Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving This 2 minute video frames the issue surrounding drug maker Actavis' attempt to force Alzheimer's patients to buy a much more expensive version of the drug Namenda. This vid ... Read on »
New Choices Are Made When We Feel Uncomfortable by Bob DeMarco Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving Have you changed or are you ready to change? By Bob DeMarco Alzheimer's Reading Room Do you feel uncomfortable?  Have you changed? Subscr ... Read on »