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Journalist Seeking Caregivers for In Depth Article on Alzheimer's Caregiving

Posted Dec 14 2009 7:21am

Journalist Bessie King is looking to interview caregivers aged 25-55 years of age in the New York area.
I talked to Bessie King on the telephone. She intends to do an in-depth article of 5,000 to 8,000 words on Alzheimer's caregiving. After talking to her, I am of the impression that she is committed to doing a great job and will produce an interesting, informative article.

Bessie has lived Alzheimer's from the front row.

If you are interested in being interviewed, or know someone that is willing to be interviewed please contact us with the information. We will then put you in direct contact with Ms. King.

Here is her email to us and the criteria.
Thank you for speaking with me today.

As I explained I am working on a long, 5,000-8,000 word, article. In it, I want to discuss Alzheimer's and caregivers. Specifically, how younger generations will be able to take care of the baby boomer and older generations.

Essentially how people my age, 25, to early 50s, will take care of their parents or grandparents.

This question interests me because my dad had Alzheimer's; and now, I worry about how I would take care of my mom if she were to be diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.

With the state of the economy and the fact that younger generations have, in many cases, less assets and more focus on higher education and their careers, will we be willing or available to care for our loved ones appropriately -- managing bills and life demands?

I have been doing research and speaking with "experts" but essentially I'd like to find caregivers to profile in my article and tell the facts, that more resources, monetary aid, and medical support will be needed within the next 15-20 years, around their story.

If any of your readers are:
  • In their late 20s to early 50s,
  • Caring for a family member or friend with Alzheimer's,
  • Living in the New York City area,
  • And available to talk to me candidly

Please feel free to share my contact information so they can reach me.

I would be speaking to them continuously, and the conversations will be personal, to present the full picture of caregiving.

Hopefully someone will want to help me and share their story.

Thank you again and take care,
Bessie
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