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September 07th 2010:Dementia Beyond Drugs: Inspiration for Family Caregivers

Dr Al Power, MD, is author of ‘Dementia Beyond Drugs: Changing the Culture of Care’. Sarah Rowan is the ‘Heart Whisperer’ who lives the belief of family caregiving. They analyze current medical approaches to dementia and the problems these create, especially for family caregivers. They examine the consequences of the medical use of medications for families and family caregivers. They discuss quality of life issues for the family members with dementia and for family caregivers. They identify the changes they believe are necessary to improve on the current approach to dementia. They explore alte

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Al Power

Dr Al Power, MD, is Eden Mentor at St. Sarah’s Home in Rochester, NY, and Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Rochester. He is a board certified internist and geriatrician, and is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians / American Society for Internal Medicine. His new book, Dementia Beyond Drugs: Changing the Culture of Care was released in February 2010. He’s a Certified Eden Alternative® Educator and a member of the Eden Alternative’s board of directors. He’s a widely travelled lecturer, speaker and consultant on dementia and other elder care topics. He’s a weekly contributor to Eden Founder Dr. Bill Thomas’ Green House ChangingAging on Facebook. He’s bee
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Sarah Rowan

Sarah Rowan holds the Bachelors and Masters degrees in elementary education. She is a sister, mother, grandmother and friend. She was born into nurturing. In war, strong women of her family stayed behind to manage the land, and love and support one another. Her mama cared for her uncle as a wounded veteran with lingering injuries. When she was 11 years old, her father was killed in a motor vehicle accident. Mama, her extended family and community provided the love when daddy was no longer there. Experienced in family caregiving from an early age, Sarah lived what she believed. “Living the belief” was the strength for her support for her physician husband as he slipped into Alzheimer’s diseas
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