Local Author and Health Columnist Publishes Book on Dementia Care

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Sat, 05/07/2016 - 8:53pm

Local Author and Health Columnist Publishes Book on Dementia Care

May 07, 2016 - 20:53
Managing Alzheimer's and Dementia Behavior by Gary LeBlanc

Gary Le Blanc's new book entitled "Managing Alzheimer's and Dementia Behaviors," is scheduled to hit the shelves this month. The title along with Le Blanc's numerous other writings gives caregivers the help they need to cope with the everyday struggles in caring for the memory-impaired. The book advises both caregivers and physicians on how to communicate effectively with each other as well as the with the patient.

"Managing Alzheimer's and Dementia Behaviors provides 3.5 continuing education credit hours authorized by the National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) beginning June 4, 2016."

The Alzheimer's/Dementia Wristband Project, was developed by Mr. LeBlanc and is in use at Brooksville Regional Hospital. The project promotes the use of a special angel icon on hospital wristbands to indicate patients affected by dementia.

LeBlanc has organized a dementia care seminar for families and professional caregivers on Tuesday, May 17th 9:30AM to 12PM at Brooksville Wesleyan Church, 22319 Cortez Blvd. in Brooksville. He will be speaking along with Linda Burhans a national speaker on caregiver advocacy and author of Good Night and God Bless. Andrea Read will be lecturing as well, a former adult protective investigator for the State of Florida and dementia care specialist.

LeBlanc has published over 350 articles in newsprint on dementia care. The Hernando Sun welcomes Mr. LeBlanc's column "Common Sense Caregiving" to our Health and Wellness section.