Meet Jessica Bryan, author of “The Memory Keeper”

by Jessica Bryan I am a writer.  That’s difficult to say when I’m so busy being a caregiver for my mother who is 99 years old and has had Alzheimer’s for 15 years. Mom lives with us.  She is in advanced stages now, but was exhibiting signs of Alzheimer’s even while my husband and I cared for…

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Meet Robin Gail, author of “Dementia or Alzheimer’s?”

By Robin Gail When my husband and I began the long journey taking care of my mother, we had no idea what to expect. We had no experience, knowledge, or help from anyone.  When we first suspected Mom was ill, I began research how to help her travel through the relentless disease of Alzheimer’s.  I found…

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Meet Liza Nelson, blogger of “Alice in Memoryland”

By Liza Nelson Before my husband was diagnosed, I had never heard of MCI. Before my husband was diagnosed, we teased each other about our failing memories. Yes, he was weirdly forgetful, but I was worse at names–speaking of which, on my blog http://www.aliceinmemoryland.com, I have changed our names to Alice and Ralph at the request…

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Meet Jacqueline Marcell, Author of “Elder Rage, or Take My Father… Please! How To Survive Caring For Aging Parents”

By Jacqueline Marcell I never dreamed I’d have to give up my television career when I was thrust into caring for my challenging father and sweet mother. The experience was incredibly heart-wrenching, but once I finally figured everything out medically, behaviorally, socially, legally, financially, and emotionally, I became obsessed with writing my first book “Elder Rage”…

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The Power of Community

by Irene Frances Olson, AlzAuthors Global Outreach Coordinator The quickest method to connect with someone is the virtual, social media connection with which we are all familiar. But unless a person crosses the precipice from virtual to real, there is no way to truly understand the benefit of in-person relationships. That was the case for…

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New Release! Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregiving Stories, Volume 1, an AlzAuthors Anthology

The AlzAuthors management team is pleased to announce the publication of Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregiving Stories: 58 Authors Share their Inspiring Personal Experiences, Vol. 1. This poignant collection of stories grew out of the first year’s blog posts on AlzAuthors.com, from June 1, 2016 through May 31, 2017. Within its pages, you will be immersed in a world…

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Visit Our Annual Caregiver Appreciation Month Book Sale and Giveaway Nov. 7-13

AlzAuthors is built by caregivers for caregivers, with a mission to provide carefully vetted books and blogs to help you find the answers and guidance you need. The majority of our authors have “walked the walk” with a parent, spouse, or other loved one, and have chosen to write their stories as balm for the…

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Meet Tracie Bevers, Author of “Dancing Around the Chaos”

By Tracie Bevers In the early days of the disease, when I heard stories of others in later stages, I actually thought… “Well, I know that will never happen.”  Little did I know what the future held; I was very naive.   Many times along the way, I would remember something a friend had shared…

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AlzAuthors Anthology Available for Pre-Order and We Are Chicago bound!

The Management Team of AlzAuthors is so very pleased to share the news that our first anthology, Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregiving Stories, is available for pre-order here! This poignant collection of stories grew out of the first year’s blog posts on AlzAuthors.com. Authors touched by Alzheimer’s and dementia – whether they live with the disease, are caregivers,…

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Meet Malia Kline, Co-Author With Her Sister Diane Stinson, M.D. of “Sisterly Shove”

By Malia Kline When our mama was diagnosed with infiltrating pancreatic cancer and given three-to-six months to live, she was the sole caregiver for our 87-year-old father “Papa,” who was in the early stages of dementia. Over the next 13 years, my sister Diane, a pathologist, and I shared care of them from opposite coasts…

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