Reblogged from My Demented Mom: The Importance of Advocacy

Great piece by a fellow blogger. Advocacy is SO important, and I know it’s my next thing when it comes to my career. I don’t know when or how, but it WILL happen.

My Demented Mom

Let’s face it…………….. when it comes to Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias like Frontotemporal dementia (Pick’s disease), we are David and it is Goliath. So, don’t worry, you’re not alone if you feel absolutely helpless — or hopeless……………………. we all do, even my friend Suzette Armijo, who is her grandmother’s primary caregiver, has her moments………. but you would never think so if you met her. Suzette is a passionate advocate with the Alzheimer’s Association and she founded our YAAA! group (Young Adults for the Alzheimer’s Association), all of which keeps her incredibly busy. Suzette is also a mom and works full time………………… so, why does she do it all? What’s in it for her? I spoke to Suzette about advocacy work, why she does and why you should do it too…………….. Yes, you are David. But if you forgot how the story ends, well, I suggest you revisit the story.

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~ by Butch on August 12, 2012.

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