The Nebraska Medicine video is now available. I think they did a very good job putting it together. It shows Dr. Murman, my Neurologist, he is the Director of the Memory Disorders & Behavioral Neurology Program at Nebraska Medicine. We feel very fortunate to have Dr. Murman and his group in Omaha. I think sometimes we take our local medical services, in particular, the specialties for granted. We are very thankful for the level of care that we have in the Metro. Debra and I are think the world of Dr. Murman and my Case Manager Denise.
I attended the MENS (Midlands Eldercare Network) meeting Tuesday and was impressed by the level of commitment the Omaha area has to Elder Care. The group was cohesive and the meeting was very informational. Clayton Freeman, the Regional Director of Programs with the Nebraska Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association spoke about NE LB320, a bill introduced into the NE Legislature relating to long term care and to adopt the Aging and Disability Resource Center Act. Clayton also discussed Early Stage Initiatives and Engagement and shared the results of a state wide tour relating to Alzheimer’s and the needs of those in the state.
It’s a small world, as a result of the meeting, I was able to reconnect with Kyle Johnson, a business associate formerly with a local Business Equipment Company. I was pleased to learn that Kyle now works with Oasis Senior Advisors. It is reassuring to see our young professionals passionate about Senior Care. Thank you Kyle and everyone involved with the Metro Elder Network, you are appreciated!
Thursday night Debra and I attended a Local Support Group Open House at the Hillcrest Community Education Room in Bellevue. We met a lot of wonderful people and were able to connect with several support group facilitators and was able to share my story with the group.
A very eventful week. We are working hard to start recruiting newly diagnosed people with Early Stage, particularly Younger Onset Alzheimer’s for a new Support Group that will start in January. Stay tuned for the announcement. We are finalizing the communication that will go out to the public and to health care providers. It is very exciting. More to come!