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Sandra O’Connell

Sandra O'Connell was an Alzheimer's caregiver for her husband, Rev. Ralph L. Minker, for 14 years. As a member of the Alzheimer's Speaker's Bureau, National Capitol Area, she has presented programs for a wide range of audiences on Alzheimer's disease, the Healthy Brain, Caregiver Communication Skills, and Research Updates. Sandra has been a guest lecturer in the Geriatric Program at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. She was the project manager for "Alzheimer's Disease: A Family Matter," a training film which won a Cine award for training documentary.

Inevitable as the progression of the disease itself, hospitalization will happen to a person with Alzheimer's disease or related dementia. more

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