Karen Lamoree serves as Chief Operating Officer for MedicAlert Foundation® with responsibility for Information Technology, Marketing, Business Development, Policy and Research, Compliance, and Facilities. In this role, she oversees the strategic direction of the company’s information technology and operational initiatives. Lamoree recently led the company’s redesign of the ERP, CRM, PHR and Finance/Accounting systems which has been the subject of several articles.
Thanksgiving has always been a special time of year for me, just as it is for millions of Americans. Each Thanksgiving, I can’t help but recall all the wonderful memories of past Thanksgivings; the changing leaves, the aroma from the oven, and the deep appreciation and gratitude of being around people I love. Thanksgiving has always been the one day, set aside from all others, in which all of us could come together and be grateful for our family, friends, health, and the time given to all of us.
For those impacted by Alzheimer’s disease, one of the scariest moments of their lives come when they are first diagnosed. Coming to grips with the disease isn’t easy for those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and for family and friends who also share in the pain and feel the impact of slowing losing a loved one. Additional challenges occur when families are faced with the need to provide care for a loved one with Alzheimer’s.