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NeuroMatters: The Brink of Alzheimer’s

NeuroMatters: The Brink of Alzheimer’s

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November 25th 2014:Angel's Perch: Part Deux

Last week’s program was about Angel’s Perch, a very poignant movie about a very busy grandson’s response to his grandmother’s needs as she progresses through early stages of Alzheimer’s disease. This movie has provided an excellent platform from which to discuss issues of caregiver burden, the grief response, denial and avoidance, and acceptance. Join Howard Gruetzner as he discusses the manner in which Angel’s Perch presents these issues in a realistic and emotionally moving story.

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Howard Gruetzner

Howard Gruetzner is the author of one of the well known books on Alzheimer's caregiving: Alzheimer's: A Caregiver's Guide and Sourcebook, John Wiley and Sons, New York. First published in 1988, the third edition of this popular book was published in August of 2001. It has been translated into German, Italian and most recently, Chinese. He has worked in the area of Clinical Gerontology for over 33 years with special interests in Alzheimer's Disease and related dementias, identifying early brain impairment and adaptation to impairment (MCI), caregiving and coping, geriatric depression, psychological trauma and complicated forms of bereavement. In March 2003 he became the Director of the
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