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America’s tragic paralysis in the face of Alzheimer’s epidemic

Stephen Sarsfield Bowman is president of Peregrine Senior Living, based in Syracuse. By Stephen Bowman | Special to I find it ironic that June is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, yet we know so little about that disease. We can all grasp the numbers: Six million Americans have the disease today, and according to the Alzheimer’s […]

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June is Brain and Alzheimer’s Awareness Month and a Time to Reflect

June 6, 2018 Dear Editor Re: June is Brain and Alzheimer’s Awareness Month and a Time to Reflect Despite the fact that 5,500,000 Americans currently suffer from Alzheimer’s, and it is a deadly assault now facing Baby Boomers, it is a crisis too rarely considered until the crisis is our own.  In fact, 40% of […]

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Christmas carols bring comfort and joy to loved ones with dementia (Your letters)

To the Editor: Unfortunately, many families with a loved one suffering from dementia view the affliction as a curse and a burden, especially at Christmastime. We naturally turn to our own happy Christmas memories before the onset of dementia and often dwell upon what has been lost in the family to this corrosive disease. But […]

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Stephen Bowman on leadership: Embrace risk, not conventional thinking

Stephen Bowman is shown at the headquarters of the Peregrine Companies, the umbrella organization for his real-estate development and senior-care companies. What qualities are required for entrepreneurship and leadership? Bowman lists creativity, passion and the ability to take fresh ideas seriously. “Don’t be afraid of new ideas,” he says. “Not only intellectually, but also in […]

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The Odyssey of Memory

America’s Baby Boomers are transfixed by the rapidly declining health of their parents; embarrassing incontinence one day, excruciating constipation another, all too familiar flash backs of what we did a few years ago for our children. Still the unspoken and dreaded terror, lurking behind all of our faith and dreams, is godforsaken dementia.  All around […]

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