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 Brain Matters
 
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Yesterday, we spent the day with our fellow Fearless Caregivers in the Treasure Coast of Florida. The Fearless Caregiver Conference was held at the exquisite Kane Center and I must say that every community should have such a facility.  Nice folks, great food, support groups, medical plaza, Area Agency on Aging…Whew!

Like the Kane Center, I think yesterday’s (125th) Fearless Caregiver Conference included everything.  A morning question and answer panel that covered all things to do with caregiving from before your caregiving begins to preparing for after caregiving.

We dubbed the luncheon session our Afternoon of The Two Mikes, Dr. Mike Tuchman and Mike Fowler.  Dr. Tuchman is a leading neurologist who really knows how to communicate with those of us that find it hard to spell neurological (me) and Mike Fowler who is one of only nine dual board certified elder care attorneys in Florida and also a great communicator.

It would take more than a month’s worth of columns to detail all that was covered at the event (hmmm..), but one of the conversations that stood out for me started in the morning panel and continued through the Afternoon of the Two Mikes.  That was about the value of considering brain bank donations from your loved ones believed to have been living with Alzheimer’s disease. This is extremely important to consider since Alzheimer’s disease cannot be diagnosed with absolute certainly until an autopsy is performed.  Science can be accelerated by leaps and bounds with more usage of brain banks and it is a real gift to your descendants. 

 

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