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February 15th 2011:Alzheimer’s Disease, Mountains, and Family Caregiving

Colorado-based Alan Arnette retired early to care for his mom who later died from Alzheimer’s disease. Sue Kelly is a registered nurse experienced in public health nursing. She’s Director of Health & Wellness with Canada’s We Care Health Services. They share experiences with family caregiving. Alan explains why the tragedy of his mom’s death transformed him into a champion for the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. Sue explains how her family’s experience with family caregiving inspires her work with family caregivers caring for Alzheimer’s disease. Alan says what family caregiving for Alzheim

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Alan Arnette

Alan Arnette is an aging baby boomer from Colorado—that’s how he describes himself—who was once a technology executive with Hewlett-Packard in Geneva, Switzerland. He took early retirement about three years ago to care for his mom, Ida Arnette. She had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and ultimately died from it in August 2009 at the age of 84.This tragedy transformed him into a champion for the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. Now he’s devoting his life to raising money -- through mountaineering. He’s currently tackling the world’s highest mountains with his 7 Summits Climb for Alzheimer’s. Through this, he aims to raise $1 million for Alzheimer’s research and care. He’s already ra
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Sue Kelly

Sue Kelly is a registered nurse with a specialization in public health nursing. She’s Director of Health & Wellness with We Care Health Services, in Toronto, Ontario. For Alzheimer’s disease, she rolled-out to the We Care Network a dedicated care program, one of seven such programs on the Network. Also for Alzheimer’s disease, as part of her voluntary work, she’s the organizer of Alzheimer’s Coffee Break Day. She’s developed a partnership with the Canadian Diabetes Association which includes clinical programs and educational courses for personal service workers. She’s project manager for the “Remote Access to Care Technology partnership”, which provides wireless biometric screening for peopl
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