Jack Broyles Spreads Message of Father's Experience as an Alzheimer's Caregiver

Published 03/06 2014 10:58PM

Updated 03/07 2014 07:13AM

An estimated 5.2 million americans of all ages have alzheimer's disease.
A legendary college football coach is bringing attention to the illness through his own personal family experiences.
When former Arkansas coach Frank Broyles wife Barbara was diagnosed with alzheimer's disease, he used his unique coaching mentality to come up with a practical and loving plan for his wife.
His words are now shared in a book called Coach Broyles Playbook For Alzheimer's Caregivers: A Practical Tips Guide.
Frank's son Jack says the words in the book were helpful to his family and others as well.
JACK BROYLES:"I think dad sums it up in his book. We learned that you have to appreciate what you have and not worry about what you don't have. Take it one day at a time no regrets. And that is how we took care of mother. We didn't worry baou what we didn't have. We were going to treat mother as she was just fine."
Jack Broyles is in town for a free event put on by Hospice of Wichita Falls in conjunction with the House of Hope and the Alzheimers Association so folks can learn more about how to care for folks with Alzheimers.
That is Friday Morning from 10 to 11:30 P.M. at Hospice of Wichita Falls.

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