“To love a person is to learn the song that is in their heart and to sing it to them when they have forgotten.” This was written by Arne Garborg, a Norwegian writer, and has been my inspiration for many years. Even though I have worked with people with dementia most of my adult life, it was not until my father was diagnosed that I actually experienced the significance and value of learning one’s song. Continue reading “Welcome Wendy Chanampa, author of “The Unseen Gifts of Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia””
I write about Alzheimer’s because my father’s experience with the disease turned me into an advocate, not just for those with Alzheimer’s, but for their caregivers as well.
My father lived with Alzheimer’s disease for about four years. In that time, my father went Continue reading “Meet author and Alzheimer’s caregiver advocate, Joy Johnston”
Fingers on the Keyboard, Heart on the Page
As my mother moved deeper into dementia, I treasured every moment of connection with her. Often it was only a minute or two, sitting shoulder to shoulder on the bench in the courtyard of the memory care unit, watching the community bunny rabbit nibble on Continue reading “Meet Deborah Shouse, author of Connecting in the Land of Dementia: Creative Activities to Explore Together”
By Kathryn Harrison
It was a spectacular day in my mother’s beautiful garden. And despite her recent decline from dementia, my mom, or “Nana”, walked happily together with my young daughter and I. Continue reading “Meet Kathryn Harrison, author of Weeds in Nana’s Garden”
Florida is the retiree mecca of the United States. As residents, we are used to conversations that begin with, “You live in Florida? My parents retired there…”. Yes, we know. Everyone’s parents retire Continue reading “Meet Tracy Vanderneck, author of The Risk of a Fall”
When I found Carol’s little black date books in storage and my recordings of Carol’s fight with Alzheimer’s, I knew I needed to combine the two and write a book. That’s what I did, so others would know this awful disease.
Continue reading “Rose Lamatt, author of Just A Word”