Bob DeMarco is the Founder of the Alzheimer's Reading Room (ARR), and an Alzheimer's caregiver. His mother Dorothy lived with Alzheimer's disease.
Prior to moving to Delray Beach, Florida, to take care of his mother, Bob was CEO of a software development and marketing company, and an executive on Wall Street for 15 years. Bob also taught at the University of Georgia and Philadelphia University. Bob DeMarco is a recognized expert in the Alzheimer's community who has been frequently interviewed and invited to lecture.
Bob understands that Alzheimer's caregivers are often thrust into their role with little or no experience, training, or education about Alzheimer's disease. As a result, they are often overwhelmed and suffer from feelings of helplessness. While reading and researching, Bob realized there was a need for concise, high-quality information that Alzheimer's caregivers could understand and use in their everyday lives. Bob learned that caring brings a feeling of accomplishment. He wants to help other Alzheimer's caregivers learn that caregiving can be wonderful and does not have to be depressing. When Bob started caring for his mother he had one goal - to keep her home and to give her the highest quality of life possible. Bob accomplished this. Along the way Bob learned he was not alone, and he created the ARR so that others would learn and understand they are not alone. Readers are reminded of this every day on the Alzheimer's Reading Room.