Alzheimer’s is a degenerative brain disease and the most common form of dementia. Few diagnoses are as devastating to patients and their families.
One of the keys to living with Alzheimer’s is to get a diagnosis and begin treatment. While medications can’t stop the disease, they can slow down some symptoms for a time.
Good Shepherd Nursing Home volunteers honored recently include, front row from left: Dr. Beverly Whelton; Sister Catherine Gentile, RGS; Dolores Joseph; Sister Marie James Cody, RGS; Janet Kelly; and Activities Aide Michelle Turner. Back row from left are Jim Gilligan; Good Shepherd Administrator Donald R. Kirsch; Eleanor Smith; Shirley McCloskey; Victoria Jeskey; Clara White; Gretchen Wilson; Elizabeth Stewart; Activities Aide Vickie Henderson; Certified Activities Director Carol Bowman; and Judy Conkle. Volunteers not in the photo include Michael Kelly; Dee Nazzaro; Kelly Rine; Sister Carol Pregna, RGS; Carol McLaughlin; Joann Drnach; Kim Michaud; Diane Fredericks; Kathy Galinski; Karen Morris; Sara Risovich; Gerald Jacovetty; Kathy Shook; Kate Gallo, Glynda Marie Walker; and Ed Novotney.