Dementia affects not only those living with this health condition but their families, friends, and everyone around them.
In this interview, Brian LeBlanc, a national public speaker and advocate for dementia awareness and education, who himself suffers from Alzheimer’s disease, discusses his efforts to address the stigma of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. He shares his experiences with dementia and his determination to maintain an active and involved life. He became an advocate and public speaker to educate others about what life with this condition entails.
LeBlanc works with the Alzhemier’s Association, the Dementia Action Alliance, and Covenant Care, which develops programs and services for patients with dementia and their loved ones. He reminds his audience that those who are affected by dementia do not want to be excluded from their families and communities.