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Meet a Caregiving Visionary Award Winner: Julie Fleming

  • Broadcast in Caregiving
Denise Brown

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On World Alzheimer’s Day 2016, Julie Fleming launched The Purple Sherpa, a nonprofit organization that’s designed to educate, encourage, and support dementia family caregivers. Today there are 65,600 followers on Facebook, almost 4100 members in the online closed support group, and almost 450 members in the closed The Purple Sherpa Grief Support Group.

Julie described her seven-year caregiving experience for her father as “the most exhausting, frightening, and loving experience I’ve ever had.”

Learn more about Julie's story and her work.