Meet Ellen Smith author of “Reluctant Cassandra”

By Ellen Smith Reluctant Cassandra came to me first as a title. I’ve always been fascinated by Greek mythology and especially with the character of Cassandra. She was given the gift of prophecy along with the curse that her warnings would never be believed. In Greek mythology, Cassandra’s story ends with the fall of Troy—a tragedy…

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Jessica Bryan Returns with “The Mighty Ant – An Anthology of Short Stories for Seniors”

By Jessica Bryan I am an author of over 28 books who has always shared my stories with my mother. Sadly, Mom suffers from Alzheimer’s, and as the disease has progressed she no longer comprehends more intricate plots, nor can she focus on longer, more detailed stories.  As a consequence, I began reading short stories…

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AlzAuthors Launches Its “Inspiration Collection” on Caribbean Cruise

AlzAuthors is thrilled to join a new cruise and conference designed for those living with early-stage Alzheimer’s, their caregivers, and their loved ones. The AlzAuthors Inspiration Collection: Extraordinary Books about Alzheimer’s and Dementia will sail to the Caribbean April 6-13 during the inaugural Connecting Circles of Care and Building Bridges of Hope℠ Cruise & Conference,…

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Meet Florrie Munat, author of Be Brave: A Wife’s Journey Through Caregiving

Love Remains by Florrie Munat “Are you going to write about this?” Chuck asked. I stopped sorting the pile of laundry that a nursing home aide had just left on his bed and turned to look at my husband. Had we not been married for thirty-six years, I might not have known what he was…

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Meet Gincy Heins, Editor of Before the Diagnosis

By Gincy Heins As I was texting a friend who would be meeting my family for the first time, I realized she would never know so many aspects of my husband, and I started to cry. She would never know the person who talked easily and could captivate people with his stories about working at…

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Meet Richard Creighton, blogger of “Living With Alzheimer’s”

By Richard Creighton Why would a 78-year-old grandfather who doesn’t like to write become a blogger? The answer lies in my personal experience before my wife Kate was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2011. We played a major role in caring for our parents. There was a lot to learn. I felt we knew far too…

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Meet Susan Cushman, author of “Tangles and Plaques”

By Susan Cushman “The upside of Alzheimer’s; new mother.” (Smith’s Six-Word Memoirs) My mother, Effie Johnson, was second generation Alzheimer’s. Her mother, Emma Sue (for whom I was named) died from Alzheimer’s when she was 87 years old in 1986, in the same nursing home in Jackson, Mississippi where my mother would spend the final…

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Meet Robyn Hollingworth, author of “My Mad Dad”

By Robyn Hollingworth About ten years ago my life took a turn. I guess you would say it took a turn for the worse, but really, it just changed. I was in my mid-twenties, living in London and working in fashion. My father  was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in his early 60s, and within the year,…

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Welcome Vanessa K. Williams-Harvey, author of “I Remember”

by Vanessa Williams-Harvey It took years of silence for me to come to terms and let it all out.  Everything came to an abrupt halt in August of 2015.  On that painful and dark day, our mother was ultimately placed in a nursing facility.  We continue to struggle with that painful decision.  My personal guilt,…

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Meet Tracey S. Lawrence, Author of “Dementia Sucks: A Caregiver’s Journey with Lessons Learned”

By Tracey S. Lawrence Once upon a time, I was a self-employed graphic arts professional. I designed stuff. I helped clients with their marketing and printing problems. My parents were living it up in southern Florida, and I believed in the Myth of Retirement: Stop working Spend money like you’re drunk Spoil your kids and…

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