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February 5, 2014 - Pamela Rivers

When I chose to call myself a “Master Caregiver” on my blog, which is about my confessions related to my journey as a caregiver to my mom who had Alzheimer’s, I was the farthest from being a master of any type of caregiving, no less Alzheimer’s caregiving.

But in choosing to put words into the universe I went with the word “master,” since it is a full-on power title, and also because it’s a play on words inspired by actress Sandra Bullock’s sister Gessine’s blog “Confections of a Master Baker.”

David L. Mount, PsyD, MA

September 13, 2013 -- usalzheimeradmin

David L. Mount, PsyD, MA, is a renowned social justice advocate, lecturer, writer, community organizer, team-builder, professional speaker and clinical psychologist with specialties in primary care psychology, medical neuropsychology and medical rehabilitation psychology. Dr. Mount is well-regarded for his work on integrating mind-body health, framing health disparities as a human rights issue and increasing health professions’ student diversity.

September 12, 2013 - Lora King

My Dad, Wince V. King, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) in 2004 when he was 84 years old. This was four years after the death of his wife and my mother. They had been happily married for 58 years. Dad had been an athlete in high school and college; served in the army; a career fireman and Skycap with American Airlines; loved to exercise and attend church. He was a picture of a health.

Goldie Byrd

September 9, 2013 -- usalzheimeradmin

Goldie Byrd, PhD, received her Bachelor of Science degrees in Professional Biology and in Biology Secondary Education at North Carolina A&T State University.  She received her PhD at Meharry Medical College in Microbiology. She completed post-doctoral work at Meharry Medical College, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University. Dr. Byrd was previously a faculty member in the biology departments at Tennessee State University and North Carolina Central University and more recently an adjunct Assistant Professor at Duke University.

Garrett Davis

September 9, 2013 -- usalzheimeradmin

Garrett Davis has been called one of the most prolific, anointed talents in urban theater and named “Funniest Playwright” by NAACP. Mr. Davis’ plays entertain but also have a purpose, bringing real-life situations to the stage and combining faith-inspired messages with entertainment, education and awareness. In 2010 he began developing an idea to allow one of his most poignant works to become a means for communicating to diverse audiences about Alzheimer’s disease, with his production of Forget Me Not. Mr.

African American Network Against Alzheimer’s to Partner with Award Winning Playwright Garrett Davis

Davis, Founder of the Forget Me Not Project, Brings Innovative Approach to Advocacy in Effort to Fulfill Network’s Mission to End Alzheimer’s by 2020

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