When Rabbi Laura Geller learned that her father had Alzheimer’s disease, she struggled with the news. He was only in his 70s, after all, and it was painful for her to watch the man who had raised her — who she said had been “important and powerful and wonderful” in her life — lose his ability to perform daily tasks.
Before she was CEO and president of the Los Angeles Jewish Home, Molly Forrest regularly flew between Southern California and Oregon to care for her mother, who suffered from Alzheimer’s disease and was not able to participate in local in-home service programs that targeted the financially needy.
Eveline Leisner, a longtime French educator, died on Jan. 5 after living with Alzheimer’s disease for 12 years. She was 75.