CBS News Correspondent Barry Petersen Named Keynote Speaker at Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center Inc.’s Annual Education Conference And Expo
Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center, Inc. (ADRC) has announced that Emmy Award-winning CBS News Correspondent Barry Petersen will be the Keynote Speaker at its 10th Annual Alzheimer’s Disease Education Conference and Expo on March 6. The Education Conference and Expo will be held at the Melville Marriott Long Island, located at 1350 Old Walt Whitman Road.
Mr. Petersen will recite excerpts from his 2010 book, Jan’s Story: Love Lost to the Long Goodbye of Alzheimer’s, which chronicles his late wife’s battle against Early Onset Alzheimer’s Disease. In the book, Mr. Petersen explains how he took on the role as her caregiver until her passing in May 2013, and the many obstacles they both faced as her condition worsened. Not only does the book reflect his emotions through years of coping with his wife’s disease, but it gives readers a look into the struggles that caregivers face.