Mark Metcalf

Living with Alzheimer’s Disease

By - Jan 6th, 2011 04:00 am
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Lou and Debra Bruner

About two years ago, the Alzheimer’s Association asked me to be a Champion for Alzheimer’s. In doing so, I’ve learned a lot about the disease and have also had to face my own fears about aging and memory loss. It also offered the opportunity to meet people who are proactively working to draw awareness for the disease, along with individuals who are living and coping with it every day.

For the next few weeks on this podcast, I’ll speak with caregivers, patients and also with Dr. Piero Antuono from the Medical College of Wisconsin — considered one of the leading doctors in Alzheimer’s treatment and research.

This week, I sit down with Lou and Debra Bruner to talk about their experiences since Debra’s diagnosis one year ago, and the proactive measures they’re taking to hopefully slow down the progress of the disease.

“Every day is an adventure…it all depends how you look at it,” Debra says.

Listen to Lou and Debra’s story:

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For caregivers and those living with Alzheimer’s Disease, Lou Bruner included these resources:

Alzheimer’s Association of Southeastern Wisconsin
Waukesha County Aging and Disability Resource Center

Pro Health Care
United Way of Waukesha— Caregiver Support
CRL — Senior Living Centers
The Caregiver Connection – 262-548-7848
Elm Brook Church Senior Adult Ministries – 262-786-7051
Curative Care Network –262-574-9147

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