Grandpa is Losing It: Teens and Dementia

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My new young adult novel Almost There  focuses on the complications that arise for a teenager when a grandparent’s health problems blow one’s grand plans to bits. Dani is about to take a dream trip to Paris when her Continue reading “Grandpa is Losing It: Teens and Dementia”

5 Steps to Help Counter a Common Caregiving Side Effect: Guilt

By Gurney Williams

If dementia is a thief, guilt is an accomplice.

My wife Linda’s disease stole years of our marriage until she was wholly dependent on a team of professionals in an assisted living facility. But caregiver guilt began to haunt me on the day we got her diagnosis. Continue reading “5 Steps to Help Counter a Common Caregiving Side Effect: Guilt”

Meet Charles Schoenfeld, author of A Funny Thing Happened on My Way to the Dementia Ward

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Few men are caregivers in the traditional sense. For most of us, I believe, it’s an uncomfortable suit we would rather not wear. Our mantra, “Let the Women Handle It,” hangs on our wall while we keep busy with lawns to mow and engines to tune. Continue reading “Meet Charles Schoenfeld, author of A Funny Thing Happened on My Way to the Dementia Ward”

Meet Mary Cail, author of Alzheimer’s: A Crash Course for Friends and Relatives (The All-Weather Friend)

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I’m a long-distance caregiver to my parents, who suffer from memory loss and multiple other health problems. I know every bump and bend in the 300 miles between their house and mine. I manage every part of their lives and the Continue reading “Meet Mary Cail, author of Alzheimer’s: A Crash Course for Friends and Relatives (The All-Weather Friend)”