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When his wife Barbara was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, Coach Broyles became her primary caregiver. The experience was so life-changing that, after Barbara passed from the disease, Coach decided he wanted to help other caregivers better understand how to care for someone living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. He asked his daughters, Betsy and Linda, who had been caregivers alongside Coach, to write down everything they could remember on how they took care of Barbara. Working with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and Golden Living, 100,000 copies of “Coach Broyles’ Playbook for Alzheimer’s Caregivers” were distributed free-of-charge through pharmacies all over the state of Arkansas. Thus, the Broyles Foundation had been established.

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