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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!

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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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