Leeza Gibbons leading the fight against Alzheimer's tells her side of the story in the March issue of Life Extension® Magazine

Former Entertainment Tonight reporter offers caregiver advice about dealing with a loved one who has Alzheimer's.

Feb 04, 2013, 10:00 ET from Life Extension

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Best known for her role as anchor and reporter on television's Entertainment Tonight, these days Leeza Gibbons is becoming more recognized for working with Alzheimer's caregivers and their loved ones. In the March issue of Life Extension® Magazine, Gibbons reveals her uphill battle caring for her mother suffering from this dreaded disease for the past 10 years.

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As a result, Gibbons created an Alzheimer's caregiver empire of invaluable resources for the loved ones of Alzheimer's disease patients. In 2002, she formed The Leeza Gibbons Memory Foundation and Leeza's Place for caregivers.

As Gibbons told Life Extension® Magazine, "We're not involved in the diagnosis or medical area of Alzheimer's. What we do is become partners with continuing care in the community. We align ourselves with hospitals and non-profits while our partners handle the medical side of things."

According to Gibbons' website, Leeza's Place is where family caregivers can become educated, empowered and energized, as well as interact with a support team to gain resources and create their own strategy of coping.

In addition to working with caregivers, the article also notes Gibbons' work with the science and scientists who are working to find a cure for the disease. Gibbons is using her appointment by former Calif. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger as an Alzheimer's Advocate to become more involved in the science aspect of an Alzheimer's cure.

Her participation with the renowned California Institute for Regenerative Medicine has put her at the door step of cutting-edge cures. Some of that research which has taken place at the University of California focuses on restoring memory in mice.

The Life Extension article also touches on Gibbons' involvement in dealing with a loved one's Alzheimer's diagnosis, and her take on a proper diet that includes dietary supplements.

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