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Don Smith

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A 2012 inductee into the NATAS Gold Circle, Smith began his broadcast career at a 250 watt radio station in Quitman, Ga. Since then, he has worked in local (WAGA), network (CNN), and public (GPB) television, winning 22 Emmys and broadcasting’s most prestigious award, the Peabody. Co-creator and Executive Producer of the GPB series "Your Health Matters", he was also writer/producer for "Today in Georgia History", and produced the documentaries “Alzheimer’s: Hope for Tomororow, Help for Today” and “First Family from Plains.”

Recent Blog Posts

Hope and Help

How Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter Helps Alzheimer's Caregivers

In a recent online message form former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, she writes "Over 66 million American's provide care for adults and children who cannot care for themselves. Whether helping an aging...

July 7, 2014 - 7:43am
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Folic Acid May Help with Dementia

Folic Acid – Vitamin B9 – has been proven to help prevent Spina Bifida when taken before and during pregnancy. Other reports have suggested the vitamin, found in green leafy vegetables and often...

June 30, 2014 - 8:57am
Laughter really is the best medicine.
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Go Ahead - LAUGH in the face of Alzheimer's

Laughter may be one of the last things you think of where Alzheimer’s and other dementias are concerned. But Leslie Anderson, CEO...

June 18, 2014 - 10:45am
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Hot Chocolate: RX for Alzheimer's?

  What would you do if someone said that chocolate could prevent the onsete of dementia - would you try it? Whenever there is a claim that doing "this one thing" to help cure your disease, make sure...

June 16, 2014 - 8:57am
Melvyn with his wife Doris and the police officers that found him.
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Alzheimer's Wanderers and Precautions to Take

Understanding, and adjusting to the effects of dementia can be difficult for caregivers, family members, friends, and even strangers. But some of the things patients do may not result from the...

June 16, 2014 - 8:23am