Meet Cathie Borrie, author of The Long Hello-Memory, My Mother, and Me

usa-cover-jpgBy Cathie Borrie

In an almost Zen-like poetic form, my mother revealed the changing landscape of her mind:

“Listen, Cathie . . . a bird!”

“What are the birds saying?’

“They’re chirping.”

“In a language?”

“In their language. In an upside down language.” Continue reading “Meet Cathie Borrie, author of The Long Hello-Memory, My Mother, and Me”

Meet Ann Campanella, author of Motherhood: Lost and Found

anncampanellaBy Ann Campanella

In my early 30s, I learned that life can change direction when you least expect it. My husband Joel and I had moved from Houston to North Carolina in order to be closer to my parents. We both had successful careers – he as a businessman and me as a writer and editor. We were looking forward to building a barn for my horse Crimson and excited about starting a family. Life was humming along. Then I had my first miscarriage at the same time my mother began her slow spiral into Alzheimer’s. Continue reading “Meet Ann Campanella, author of Motherhood: Lost and Found”

Meet Molly LeGrand, dementia advocate, caregiver and blogger

molly-legrand-bio-picBy Molly LeGrand

I’ve worked in Long Term Care as an Activities Assistant for ten years. This role has offered a unique perspective on Alzheimer’s as I typically will meet the person after a diagnosis. And just like I would with a new friend or colleague, I begin to get to know them, and I get to know them with Alzheimer’s. Continue reading “Meet Molly LeGrand, dementia advocate, caregiver and blogger”

Meet Wayne Evans, creator of “Let’s Sing From Memory”

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By Wayne Evans

I’ve never had a family member diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, nor have I been a caregiver. I didn’t even know much about the disease until recently. But now I have a “new family” of over 20 people with Alzheimer’s, in addition to their loving caregivers. Continue reading “Meet Wayne Evans, creator of “Let’s Sing From Memory””