We Launched a Podcast! Introducing Untangling Alzheimer’s & Dementia

AlzAuthors Podcast, Untangling Alzheimer's and Dementia

We’re thrilled to introduce our new podcast, UNTANGLING ALZHEIMER’S & DEMENTIA, which launches today on The Whole Care Network.

Founding member and director Marianne Sciucco will produce and host the show. She is a registered nurse, dementia daughter, and author of the novel Blue Hydrangeas, an Alzheimer’s love story.

Since 2016, AlzAuthors has shared our authors’ dementia stories on our blog and in our anthologies. Why the move to audio?  “The podcast format makes it easier for busy caregivers and those concerned with dementia to learn about the disease and seek much needed guidance,” Marianne says. “Listening to a podcast does not require sitting in one place. We can listen anytime, hands free. Prime listening times are when we’re in the car, doing housework, cooking, or spending quiet time with our loved ones. We hope that by sharing our authors’ stories in this way we are better able to reach those who have little free time but are in desperate need of knowledge, comfort, and support.”

Marianne Sciucco, Podcast Host
Marianne Sciucco, Podcast Producer and Host

With more than 250 author contributors, AlzAuthors has a wealth of knowledge to share. “We have curated hundreds of powerful and profound stories, spanning all disease types and stages through a variety of genres, including memoirs, non-fiction, novels, children’s literature, activity books, poetry, blogs, and more,” Marianne says. Each week a new author shares their dementia story and discusses their book.

“The authors’ backgrounds are diverse, and their situations vary,” Marianne says. “They may be living with the disease themselves, are a caregiver for a loved one at home or in a facility, or may be a healthcare professional specializing in dementia or memory care. Each one wrote a book to help others and was selected to become an AlzAuthor after careful vetting by a member of our management team. Their personal stories offer valuable insight often told through laughter and sometimes tears. May one of our authors speak to your experience.”

The first season of six episodes kicks off with Wendy Mitchell, bestselling author of the memoir Somebody I Used to Know, who describes her experience living with young-onset dementia.

Following episodes include:

  • 11/9/20: Gincy Heins, creator and editor of Before the Diagnosis: Stories of Life and Love Before Dementia and one of the co-authors of the series 365 Caregiving Tips: Practical Tips from Everyday Caregivers, who talks about caring for a husband with early onset Alzheimer’s;
  • 11/16/20: Loretta Veney, author of Being My Mom’s Mom, who speaks on caring for a mother who lives in a care home;
  • 11/23/20: Kathryn Harrison, author and illustrator of the children’s book Weeds in Nana’s Garden, who shares her journey of caring for a mom with dementia while raising young children;
  • 11/30/20: Irene Frances Olson, author of the novel Requiem for the Status Quo, who discusses caring for her father who had Alzheimer’s;
  • 12/7/20: Lisa Skinner, author of the caregiver guide Not All Who Wander Need Be Lost, and a professional working in the dementia field who also assisted in the care of several family members (and her dog) with memory impairment.

The Whole Care Network is a multi-media, multi-channel platform for caregivers to locate and share trusted resources and take comfort and refuge through real-life stories, while being personally validated in their caregiving journey by those who understand. The Network features a variety of podcasts of interest to caregivers touching on what it calls “the four pillars of health”: physical, social, financial, and spiritual needs.

To listen to the podcast visit:

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Please like and subscribe to the podcast on whatever platform you use for podcasts. And please let us know your thoughts on each episode: alzauthors@gmail.com.


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