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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.
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.
Barb visit’s Ed regularly, but the worst visits are when he would just
walk around in a daze, not even knowing Barb was there and sometimes even referring to her as his mother.
Port St John Veterinary Clinic
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.
Lee Rayens Landscaping
Susie Parente Uno Pizzeria-
Renee Dippel Ambiance Salon
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!
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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