When Bernie Rabinowitz’s wife, Carole, developed Alzheimer’s, the Alzheimer’s Association Miami Valley Chapter staff were extremely supportive, he says. “We received personalized counseling delivered with compassion and candor, two things that are very important to understanding and coping with dementia. The chapter’s counseling and support services are individualized and available to everyone without cost. I work to raise funds for the Association so that they can continue to offer the services free of charge.”
Bernie’s sister-in-law, Beverly Louis, helped Bernie care for her sister Carole. “My mother had dementia and then my sister developed the disease, as have several other people in my family. I’m constantly wondering whether I will be next. That’s why I support the Alzheimer’s Association and all their efforts to help find an effective treatment or cure so myself and others like me don’t continue to worry and wonder,” she says. Beverly recently enrolled in a clinical study to help find a treatment for dementia. “It’s tough sometimes to find hope, but participating in clinical studies helps me and it could some day help everyone.”
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