Alzheimer’s- Ed’s Story

Ed  in 2012

Ed in 2012

Before his disease

Before his disease

Alzheimer’s Ed Story

Meet my brother in law ‘Ed Mongeau ‘ he was 54 when he was first diagnosed with Dementia, a form of Alzheimer’s. My sister is his caregiver, but she could no longer care for him herself in their home.

Ed is 60 years old and he now lives at Bradford Manor Nursing Care Facility  in Bradford Pa for Alzheimer’s patients.

Ed went from a very talented vital man who loved to hunt, deteriorate into a confused and angry man who became more like a boy than a man. My sister whom loved and cared for him has to watch her husband of many years lose a little piece of himself every day.

The first sign of this disease was just subtle where he would get confused about what he was doing or was supposed to be doing. Barb and Ed ran and operated a small window cleaning and handyman business in Galeton PA, when one day Ed was supposed to go to a job site to complete an assigned job and he went to the wrong site and never showed up to the client site whom was expecting him.


Ed with his parent, Barb his wife and Ezra his first grandson

Ed with his parent, Barb his wife and Ezra his first grandson

My sister knew something was terribly wrong and when they got the diagnosis, it was not long before the disease had progressed to the point Ed could no longer work or be left alone. As Barb struggled with the new responsibilities of caring for her husband, and trying to run a business on her own Ed’s condition continued to decline.

He became easily agitated and hard for Barb to handle alone. One day he would be alert and happy and then others he would be so disoriented and angry.

The hardest decision my sister had to make was the day she took Ed to Bradford Manor. Caregivers are faced with these decisions and challenges every day. 

Enjoying Life thinking they have a lifetime Together

Enjoying Life thinking they have a lifetime Together

Barb visit’s Ed regularly, but the worst visits are when he would just

Ed with Ezra and Ayden

Ed with Ezra and Ayden

walk around in a daze, not even knowing Barb was there and sometimes even referring to her as his mother. 




 I would like to Thank  all the Business  and Private Sponsors  for  your support and donations.


The event was a success even with the bad weather arriving just as the event began. We did not allow it to dampen our evening although the Corn Hole Tournament had to be cancelled due to the bad weather we still were able to raise $660.00 to benefit Alzheimer’s  Foundation of America

We could not have raised over $600.00 for this cause without all of your help.

Donations are still being accepted on the website and will continue to be available indefinitely.

Port St John Veterinary Clinic

Cocoa Beach Chamber of Commerce

Mildred Shelton. R.N. with Be Prepared first in illness prevention

Joanne Nicholson Panache Beauty

Florida Beer Company

Rick Miller Certified Financial Planner with Miller & Hurt Financial Group.

Law Office of Amy B.Van Fossen, P.A.

Tanz to go- Mobile Spray Tanning

Lee Rayens Landscaping

Ellen Duerr  Pampered Chef  Independent Director Consultant

LeAnn Earle with Massage Therapy Associates of Brevard

Amy and Gary Bankey  Reflections Paddleboard

Susie Parente Uno Pizzeria-

Brandy Collins

Renee Dippel Ambiance Salon

B&E Cleaning

Kelly’s Smokin BBQ

There were also many private donations made from locals from Brevard County Florida and Potter County Pennsylvania



I am organizing this fundraising event to help Alzheimer’s Awareness and help the research of Alzheimer’s and dementia patients like, Ed and others like him, suffering from this terrible disease.

I will be holding a Haircut event @ Eileen’s Salon and Mobile Hair Care, located 725 Canaveral Groves Blvd Cocoa Fl, where the proceeds will go to support Alzheimer’s Foundation of America.  

Join the Fight TODAY and TOGETHER we can help find better treatments and one day a cure. You can help by placing your small donation online @ Alzheimer’s Foundation of America or Call and BOOK an APT TODAY!

What is Alzheimer’s and Dementia? Get Informed TODAY!


Starting January 2015 thru March 2015; the 2nd Tuesday of every month; Make an apt on this day and the proceeds will go to support Alzheimer’s Foundation. You may also place a donation on this website by clicking the link.


You can also JOIN US on March 27, 2015 from 4-7 pm for OUR Ribbon Cutting and Fundraiser Event to Benefit the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America in Honor to Ed Mongeau.

For more details about the Cocoa Beach Chamber member  Ribbon Cutting & Alzheimer’s Fundraiser Event click here


There will be 50/50 Raffle, Silent Auction, Door Prizes and MORE.   FREE Wine, Beer, Food and FUN! Everyone will be a WINNER!


Enter the corn hole Tournament for a chance to WIN $$$


I am looking for individuals  and  businesses interested in donating Gift Certificates, Products, Trips or Services  for the Event to be placed in our Silent Auction and the proceeds will benefit the  Alzheimer’s Foundation of America.

View the list of Business Sponsors and Silent Auction Items – Get ready to place your bids starting March 20, 2015 @ 8:00 Am


All donations are tax deductible and in kind donation form will be provided to you for your donation.

Call Eileen Csallner 321-302-1335 for more information.


 EVENT will be held @  725 Canaveral Groves Blvd Cocoa Fl 32926


Sponsored by Eileen’s Salon Mobile Hair Care

owner: Eileen Csallner

Address: 725 Canaveral Grove Blvd, Cocoa



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Tips for Choosing Your Wedding Hair Style

Every bride wants to look her best on her wedding day.  After all, this will be the most important day of her life.  This is where she and her groom will pronounce their vow of love for each before their family, relatives and friends.  This is so important that even a very good-looking girl wants to look better, or something different from how she looks every day.


Choosing how you should look during a wedding can be very risky.  If you were not advised by a professional, this is not the time to try on new make up and hairstyle trends – unless you wanted to end up as one with the worst wedding fashion.


So, to be on the safe side, it is better to enlist the help of a professional stylist to do your makeup and hairstyle.



Here are some tips to help you on what look you will be having on your wedding day.


* Choose natural-looking makeup, as you don’t want to look heavily painted especially when people come to wish you well.  However, you should also make sure that even if you are wearing natural-looking makeup, this still looks well when your picture is taken.


* Get a facial to help eliminate the stress in preparing for the wedding and to cleanse your skin, in preparation for the big day.


* Make sure that you have enough time to prepare your hair.  Usually, you may need about six weeks before the wedding to make minor changes to your hair.  If you will be changing your hairstyle, hair color, or length, you may need up to six months.


* Make an appointment with a hairdresser recommended by your family and friends, or with your own hairdresser.  It is better to bring pictures of the dress, headpiece and the hairstyles that you would like to try.  Also, discuss with the hairdresser what will be the appropriate color, texture and the style.


* If you are thinking of having your hair permed or relaxed, ask the hairstylist if he or she thinks this will not damage your hair.  Damaged hair will not look good and will be difficult to style.  If you wanted to try this, make sure that you still have enough time to experiment and to undo it if it doesn’t look good.


* If you are thinking of coloring your hair, consider if the color will compliment your skin color and the color of your eyes.  It is better to ask the help and suggestions of a professional for this.  When coloring hair, use a temporary color first.


* Your hairstyle should go well with the cut of your gown.  If you have a simple gown, choose an uncomplicated hairstyle.  Choose a hairstyle that will be comfortable and will not be difficult to maintain since you will have a lot of things to take care of on the wedding day.


* If you have short hair, you may add highlights to enhance the richness.  You may also have hair treatments or try products that will add shine.  You can also try a multi-textured look.  Flowers also look good on short hair.


* If you have a long hair, it is suggested that you wear your hair up for an elegant look and to minimize the need for maintaining it, since you will be busy the whole day.


Now that you have these tips, you have more information when your hairstylist starts making suggestions on how to make you look great on your wedding day.

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