This is an ongoing Video Series created by Rick Phelps. Rick is an EOAD (Early-Onset Alzheimer Disease) patient but instead of fading away with this disease Rick has done something different, very different. Rick has decided to make videos and record the affects of this disease on him and, perhaps, bring awareness and education about Alzheimer’s and EOAD to other people.
For the Caregiver, it’s an exceptional opportunity to see how the person with Alzheimer’s feels and thinks. Rick is 57 years old and lives in Ohio with his wife of many years Phyllis and his family and grandchildren near by. Rick worked in public safety for 24+ years as a law enforcement officer and a EMT for Coshocton County EMS until his EOAD forced him into early retirement in June of 2010.
Now, Rick spends his time working to bring Alzheimer’s treatment, research, awareness, education and support to the forefront of the medical field and people’s everyday lives.
Rick has started numerous facebook groups for those with Alzheimer’s as well as their family members and caregivers. One group is ” Memory people,”along with several others including one for teenagers who have a family member or loved one with Alzheimer’s called “Memory people for teens.” A website for Alzheimer’s patients and Caregivers, Living with Alzheimer’s. Rick believes that Alzheimer’s is not only a patients disease but a caregivers disease.
If you’d like to see more of Rick Phelp’s fascinating videos, including videos from his loving wife Phyllis, they can be found at: Rick Phelps Videos at YouTube
The Entire Ongoing Series of Videos from Rick Phelps can be Viewed at his Website:
LIVING WITH ALZHEIMER’S