Gary Joseph LeBlanc
Gary Joseph LeBlanc, is a Certified Dementia Communication Specialist and 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, a weekly columnist for the past nine years of “Common Sense Caregiving” published in the Tampa Tribune, Hernando To-day, Hernando Sun, Feather Sound News and many other health publica-tions, LeBlanc has over 400 articles in newsprint on dementia care. His new-est book “Managing Alzheimer’s and Dementia Behaviors (Health Care Edi-tion) has been credited for NAB 3.5 CEUs He also founded the Purple Angel Alzheimer’s/Dementia Hospital Wristband Project and founder of Dementia Mentors. LeBlanc was awarded the 2016 U.S. Congressional Coin of Excellence in recognition of invaluable service in raising dementia awareness. His writings, training and speaking events utilize his 5,000 plus days and nights of personal caregiving experience to help other Alzheimer’s and de-mentia caregivers cope with the everyday challenges and emotional strug-gles of caring for the memory-impaired. He’s currently training Florida Coun-ty Sheriff’s Departments on Dementia Awareness as part of the state’s Crisis Intervention Training Course. It had been an 19 plus-year caregiving campaign, being the primary caregiver for his dad with Alzheimer’s disease and his mom with vascular dementia.
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