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Family Caregivers Unite!

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October 11th 2011:Men as Family Caregivers

Dr. James V. Gambone co-authored ‘Who Says Men Don’t Care?, A Man’s Guide To Balanced and Guilt Free Caregiving’. Bob Smith, a retired firefighter, is the full-time family caregiver for his wife Joan, diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2004. Jim explains his interest in family caregiving. Bob describes what the felt when he first realized that he was to be the family caregiver for Joan. They talk about men as family caregivers and the ways they approach and get help with family caregiving. Jim summarizes what is known about men as family caregivers. Bob explains how his approach to family

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James V. Gambone

Dr. James V. Gambone is a leading authority on generational and intergenerational relationships. His books and articles and keynote addresses are currently being used by business, community and faith leaders to help them understand differences between generations, and then go beyond that, to help generations work more productively together. His newest publication is Who Says Men Don’t Care?, A Man’s Guide To Balanced and Guilt Free Caregiving. It’s aimed at the 22 million informal male caregivers in the US. Besides being a leader in the intergenerational field, Jim is also an award winning film and television writer, producer and director. His latest film, the Journey Home, deals with the fu
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Bob Smith

Bob Smith retired from the Mississauga, Ontario, Canada fire department in 1996. After several months of retirement, he decided to re-enter the work force. It gave his wife some space, he says, which is necessary after retirement. For about 10 years, he worked as a driver for the Toronto Auto Auction in Milton, Ontario. His wife Joan and he were childhood sweethearts who married in 1956. They are the proud parents of three lovely daughters and seven terrific grandchildren. In about 2004, Joan was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. As time progressed she became less and less able to care for herself. For the last two years, he’s been her full-time family caregiver.
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