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Gary Joseph LeBlanc

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Gary Joseph LeBlanc , is the author of “Staying Afloat in a Sea of Forgetfulness,” and co- author of “While I Still Can.” Also, a weekly columnist of “Common Sense Caregiving” published in the Tampa Tribune and Hernando Today and many other health publications.

His writings and speaking events utilize his 3,000 plus days and nights of personal caregiving experience to help other Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers cope with the everyday challenges and emotional struggles of caring for the memory-impaired.


The Long Goodbye
Gary Joseph LeBlanc

Just when a person’s memory really begins to matter most in life, this cruel and heartless disease comes along, disrupting everything and everyone that is close.
The fact is, Alzheimer’s is an irreversible disease and, unacceptably, has no known cure. It slowly steals the victim’s mind, leaving a long trail of broken-down, worn-out family members and caregive... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on November 07, 2012 06:14 • 67 views • Tags: alzheimer-s, caregiving, dementia
Average rating: 4.20 · 87 ratings · 12 reviews · 9 distinct works · Similar authors
Managing Alzheimer's and De...
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Staying Afloat in a Sea of ...
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Shannon's Journey
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The Aftereffects of Caregiving
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Profile of a Fisherman
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Staying Afloat in a Sea of Forgetfulness by Gary Joseph LeBlanc
"Gary Joseph LeBlanc, a columnist, speaker, and book dealer who cared for his father with Alzheimer's disease for 10 years, has written an easy-to-read and informed guide for dementia caregivers. After caring for my mother for 8 years, and research..." Read more of this review »
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Good Night And God Bless by Linda Burhans
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A Blessing for Caregivers
Good Night and God Bless is a delightful book that every caregiver should read, no matter what disease their loved one is enduring. Linda Burhans brings you on a journey that will make you laugh and shed a tear or two, but mo
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The Long Hello by Cathie Borrie
The Long Hello
by Cathie Borrie (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2011
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I read this book a while back and found it very refreshing and honest. A fantastic story of a mother's and daughter's relationship of love and hardships throughout their journey with Alzheimer's.

A great read for all caregivers. Thank you Cathie.
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Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry
Lonesome Dove
by Larry McMurtry
read in January, 1995
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This has been on my top 10 list forever. It truly deserved the Pulitzer that it won.
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Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
Tuesdays with Morrie
by Mitch Albom (Goodreads Author)
read in December, 2012
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I just finished reading Mitch Albom’s “Tuesday with Morrie.” I couldn’t put it down. I started it yesterday afternoon and blew right through it. In a 5 star rating I would give it a 10. I think I just moved it onto my top 10 list. “Love is the only r ...more
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The Call of the Wild by Jack London
The Call of the Wild
by Jack London
read in December, 2012
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This book had always left an impression with me from reading it as a young boy and now I know why. London's writing was superb. If you haven't read this in a long time, I suggest you read it again. Great story!
Managing Alzheimer's and Dementia Behaviors by Gary Joseph LeBlanc
"Gary, you did it again! Another winner! This is a wonderful handbook for
both Family Caregivers and Healthcare Professionals alike! And best of all
I believe it will be the needed tool in assisting those two factions in communicating
better regarding..." Read more of this review »
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Managing Alzheimer's and Dementia Behaviors by Gary Joseph LeBlanc
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Staying Afloat in a Sea of Forgetfulness by Gary Joseph LeBlanc
"Highly recommended. You don't have to have anybody suffering from dementia to read this book. As long as you have someone to care for, even if you don't, this is a must-read."
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“In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.” ~~ Albert Schweitzer”
Gary Joseph LeBlanc, Managing Alzheimer's and Dementia Behaviors

“Electric communication will never be a substitute for the face of someone who with their soul encourages another person to be brave and true.” ~~ Charles Dickens”
Gary Joseph LeBlanc, Managing Alzheimer's and Dementia Behaviors

“The best and safest thing is to keep a balance in your life, acknowledge the great powers around us and in us. If you can do that, and live that way, you are really a wise man. ~~  Euripides”
Gary Joseph LeBlanc, Managing Alzheimer's and Dementia Behaviors




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