Special Congressional
Recognition Award
2016

A Weekly Column On Caring for the Memory-Impaired

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.



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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My newest book
"Managing Alzheimer's and Dementia Behaviors
(Heath Care Edition)
is being released May 1st
Now taking pre-orders



Synopsis:
 

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.


Now Available on Amazon
 
Aftereffects of Caregiving
      Synopsis:

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.

Written with
Holly Beth Michaels
Foreword by
Canadian author
Cathie Borrie



***Click here to visit***
The Dementia Mentor's Website

"We're helping people live well
with dementia"

 



My dad and I made the cover of Parade Magazine
and also we got a shout out on the
Alzheimer's/Dementia Hospital Wristband Program

To read the article, click the image below.


Written by Paula Spencer Scott

This is the International logo for Dementia Awareness.
It stands for all types of dementia.
The "Purple Angel" will soon be
coming to a town and hospital near you.
Click on the Wristband Project page for more details.





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.

Make sure you ask about my special Monday rates!

Upcoming Speaking Events
 
Brooksville Healthcare & Rehab
Dementia Care Training for Staff
Brooksville, Florida
March 21st

Halifax Health Medical Center
Alzhiemer's/Dementia Hospital Wristband Training
Daytona Beach, FL.
April 4th 8:00 am

Center for Family Caregivers
Health First Institute on Aging
The Aftereffects of Caregiving Presentation
3661 So. Babcock St.
Melbourne, Florida
April 4th 2:00 pm


13th Annual Alzheimer's Disease Education Conference & Expo 2016
Melville Marriott Long Island
1350 Old Walt Whitman Rd., Melville, NY
April 7th

Osprey Health Care Center
Aftereffects of Caregiving Presentation
6775 40th Ave No.
St. Petersburg, Florida
April 18th 6:00 pm

Hernando County Sheriff's Department
Dementia Awareness Class
Brooksville, Florida
April 25th 8:30 am

Brookdale Clearwater
Dementia Care Seminar
2750 Drew Street
Clearwater, Florida
May 2nd 2:00-4:00 pm


United Way 6th Annual Dementia Seminar
Brooksville Wesleyan Church
22319 Cortez Blvd
Brooksville, Florida
  May 17th 9:30 am

Arden Courts of Lely Palms
Dementia Training for Staff
6125 Rattlesnake Hammock Rd.
Naples, Florida
May 19th

CARES Claude Pepper Senior Center
Aftereffects of Caregiving Presentation
6640 Van Buren St.
New Port Richey, Florida
  May 20th 1:00 pm

Catholic Charities
8370 Forest Oaks Blvd
Spring Hill, Florida
May 22nd 5-8 pm

The Cove at Tavares Vilage
1501 Sunshine Parkway
Tavares, Florida
May 23rd 10:00 am

Hernando County Sheriff's Department
Dementia Awareness Class
Brooksville, Florida

June 6th 8:30 am

Hernando County Health Department
Dementia Awareness Class
7751 Forest Oak Blvd.
Spring Hill, Florida
June 16th 1:00 pm

Beach House Assisted Living & Memory Care
Alzheimer's/Dementia Hospital Wristband Presentation
1000 Airport Pulling Rd. So
Naples, Florida
June 27th 10:00 am

Arden Courts of Tomson
Dementia Care Seminar
Baltimore, Maryland
August 16th



Thank you Caring.com for naming me a
Senior Care Thought Leader
Click the link below to read a recent interview with them.
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Check out the new page on the website for all Common Sense Caregiving Discussions.
Just click on the upper left tab labeled
"Video Discussions"


The 5th Annual
United Way/Common Sense Caregiving Workshop
was a great success. Everyone left with bundles of newly attained knowledge. I would like to thank Angie Bonfardino of Hernando County United Way.
    I would also especially like to thank John Winans of the Alzheimer's Family Organization and Diana Winoker FTD patient/advocate  for being my guest speakers.
 But best of all, the room full of caregivers that left feeling they are now better prepared to take on their journey.
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