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.

Posted on: August 21, 2017 by

Have a Backup Plan

Accidents happen. This well-known fact makes it imperative for the caregiver to devise a backup plan. This plan must be… Continue Reading

Posted on: August 1, 2017 by

The Sacrifices of Caregiving

If life has taken you in the direction of becoming a full-time caregiver for loved ones with Alzheimer’s or another… Continue Reading

Posted on: June 27, 2017 by

Dealing with Decline of Facial Recognition in Dementia

Caring for my mom now in the end stage of vascular dementia, I have learned that when I walk into… Continue Reading

Posted on: June 19, 2017 by

A Strange Morning Indeed

A strange thing happened to me about 11 months after my father died. It was nearing 10:00 p.m. one night… Continue Reading

Posted on: January 18, 2017 by

The Value of Time

Comic book writer and designer Will Eisner created the character “The Spirit,” who is known for saying, “Time is the… Continue Reading

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