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Yesterday, I had a conversation with my friend Richard Taylor.  The topics of our conversation were wide ranging and I felt quite invigorated after we hung up the phone. This is no great surprise as Richard is a retired college professor, author and psychologist.  Oh, did I mention that Richard is also a person living with Alzheimer's disease? After recovering from the shock of his diagnosis five years ago, Richard has spent his time writing about Alzheimer's care and what it is like to be living with the diagnosis.  He is hoping to improve communication, care and consideration between family and professional caregivers and those for whom they care. 

Richard told me about a time when he was talking with a colleague who was relating the challenges she was having communicating with her husband also living with Alzheimer's disease.  She must have taken Richard's words to heart because after their conversation, she hurried out of the room saying "Excuse me; I have to go home and love on my husband". 
I guess once a teacher always a teacher. 


Gary Barg


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