Meet Marie Marley, author of “Come Back Early Today: A Memoir of Love, Alzheimer’s and Joy”

By Marie Marley I took care of my beloved Romanian 30-year life partner when he developed Alzheimer’s. The disease began very slowly, and for the longest time I just couldn’t understand the changes he’d been displaying. He’d become short-tempered, often confused and sometimes unusually forgetful.

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Meet Daniel C. Potts, physician, author and dementia advocate

My Colors Came Alive  By Daniel C. Potts, MD, FAAN “The true worth of a (person) is not to be found in (that person) him/herself, but in the colours and textures that come alive in others.” – Albert Schweitzer My motivation to write about Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias was my father, Lester, an artist…

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Meet Susan Suchan: “This Disease Does Not Come With an Instruction Manual”

By Susan Suchan When I look at the faces of my grandchildren and see the joy and blessing that they and my family and friends bring to me, I am determined to share this dementia experience! They love me just the way I am.  What may at times look or sound silly, different or even…

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Meet Kathleen Wheeler, author of “Brought to Our Senses”

By Kathleen H. Wheeler Why choose Alzheimer’s as the focus of my new family saga novel Brought To Our Senses? It’s a fair question. After all, Alzheimer’s is argued to be the disease feared most of all. The mind-robbing illness has a bad reputation and a stigma-stifling discussion in mixed company. So why exactly would…

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Meet Krysten Lindsay Hager – How Young Adult Fiction Helps Heal and Educate

By Krysten Lindsay Hager After my dad passed in the summer of 2015, I was sitting on my couch watching TV when I got a message from some readers asking what happened next for my characters Nick and Hadley from my book, Next Door to a Star. I was in my grief bubble, and this…

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