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Alzheimer’s/Dementia Awareness Video

Directed by:Rick Phelps

I can speak, this is for those who no longer can. I am Rick Phelps, diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s disease in June of 2010. I was only 57. This is my life, my new life. I know where I’m heading, I’ve read the last chapter. Have you?

I need you to walk with me and hold my hand. I need you to tell me it will be okay, even though we both know none of this is okay. I am alone, don’t leave me.

Rick Phelps

Rick Phelps was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s disease in June of 2010 at just the age of 57. He lives in Coshocton County, Ohio with his wife Phyllis June, with his family and grandchildren nearby. Rick worked in public safety for 24+ years as a law enforcement officer and an EMT for Coshocton County EMS until his diagnosis forced him into early retirement.
When Rick was given this terrible diagnosis, he again saw the need for action and compassion and took his life saving skills to a whole new level. Using a platform that millions were already familiar with, he created Memory People™, a support and awareness group on Facebook.
He knew there were others who had questions and needed help, as he did.

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