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  • Leeza Gibbons: TV Star, Author, Caregiver

  • Television personality Leeza Gibbons honors her mother’s legacy by reaching out to caregivers.
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  • Leeza Gibbons may have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, a raft of Emmy nominations for her 1994-2000 daytime talk show, and a current work resume that boasts of two TV co-hosting gigs (on “America Now” and “My Generation”) and the syndicated radio show, “Hollywood Confidential.” Not to mention her own mineral makeup line, Sheer Cover, and an award-winning book under her belt (Take Your Oxygen First) with another on the way (Take 2, out February 5, 2013).
    But of all Leeza’s ventures and interests, what she loves most is reaching out to the millions of family caregivers in the U.S. with a been-there-done-that kind of support she says is sorely needed.
    Leeza’s own experience of caring for her mother, who died of Alzheimer’s in 2008, opened her eyes to the need for resources and support for caregivers, particularly those dealing with Alzheimer’s. “Caring for someone with memory loss is one of the most depleting forms of caregiving,” she says. “But the whole notion of caregiving in general—it’s the thing that we don’t really have language for. Nobody really prepares for it, and it’s the ultimate sure thing.”
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