Meet Gerda Saunders, author of “Memory’s Last Breath”

By Gerda Saunders A few days before my sixty-first birthday, I was diagnosed with cerebral microvascular disease, which is the leading cause of dementia after Alzheimer’s disease. My mother also had dementia.

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Meet Peter Maeck, author of “Remembrance of Things Present”

By Peter Maeck The experience of writing a poem, play, or story, or creating a photograph, is like riding a train through wonderful, unexpected scenery. When I wake up in the morning I hurry to get to work because I never want to miss that train. My train derailed the morning of my father’s Alzheimer’s…

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Meet Marita Golden, author of “The Wide Circumference of Love”

Silent Storm: What We Remember, What We Forget, What We Discover A Novelist Meditates on Writing about Alzheimer’s By Marita Golden I didn’t choose. I was called. That’s how inspiration, art, and creativity work sometimes. I am often asked why I wrote a novel about Alzheimer’s disease.

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Meet Philip D. Sloane, MD, author of “Alzheimer’s Medical Advisor: A Caregiver’s Guide”

By Philip D. Sloane, MD I was six years into my medical training – a second year resident in family medicine – when I saw the first patient who I now know had Alzheimer’s disease.  A middle-aged man brought her in, explaining that she was his mother and that the family was at wits end. …

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Meet Niki Kapsambelis author of “The Inheritance”

By Niki Kapsambelis On a drizzly April day in 2009, I walked into a hotel suite in downtown Pittsburgh to meet members of a North Dakota family stricken with a rare genetic mutation that guarantees early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. My life changed profoundly that day. Up to that point, I knew precious little about Alzheimer’s. I…

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