Welcome, Minna Packer, blogger of “Suddenly Mad: My Voyage Through Early Alzheimer’s”

By Minna Packer I was a teacher, professor, artist, filmmaker, mother of two adult children, a wife, a former American Fulbright, and an active member of my community. I am now 63. I was diagnosed twice, first in September 2016 with a Spect scan, then again in January 2017, when another neurologist ordered an FDG…

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Meet Martin Schreiber, author of “My Two Elaines”

By Martin J. Schreiber  If there’s one thing worse than Alzheimer’s, it’s ignorance of the disease. Count me among those who were ignorant. Over the past decade, I’ve learned more about Alzheimer’s than I ever thought was possible. To be sure, I’m no expert on the science of the brain. But I know what Alzheimer’s…

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Welcome, Karen Severson, MD, author of “Look, I Shrunk Grandma”

By Karen Severson, MD This book has been in my head for years. It started with the constant frustration of being caught in the middle of disagreements between nursing homes and families. Sent as a representative of the nursing home to address aggressive behaviors, nurses would relate to me how horrible and dangerous the person…

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Meet Iris Waichler, author of “Role Reversal”

By Iris Waichler I began writing my book, Role Reversal: How to Take Care of Yourself and Your Aging Parents, as a tribute to my father, Melvin Sneider. I knew he was an extraordinary and giving person who had touched many lives. When I began writing, he was 95 and in good health after recovering…

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Meet Jaclyn Guenette, Author of “I Smile for Grandpa”

By Jaclyn Guenette “How do I explain dementia to children?” has been a question asked to me over and over throughout the years.  Let’s be honest, dementia is difficult to understand.  There are several disease types so it’s complex and often presents differently for different people.  I have been privileged to work on a secured…

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