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Meet blogger and author, Heidi Hess Saxton

By Heidi Hess Saxton When the Unthinkable Becomes Inevitable: The Awful Dawn of Dementia Up to this point in my life, most of my blogging has been for parents of adopted, foster, or special needs children. Back in 2002, when my husband and I first became foster parents (and later adoptive parents), we really had…

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Meet Author & Blogger Lisa Hirsch and Her New Release “Letter to My Mom”

By Lisa Hirsch My mom has had Alzheimer’s disease for 14 long years. Out of her suffering from this disease not only was my love for her transformed, she also became my hero. My love and compassion for her inspired me to share our journey. What is amazing was that as a teenager I always…

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AlzAuthors’ Books on Sale in Honor of World Alzheimer’s Books!

AlzAuthors’ Books on Sale in Honor of World Alzheimer’s Month  During the week of September 15 – 22, 2018, over 25 AlzAuthors’ books are on sale in honor of World Alzheimer’s Month.  A collection of these books, which were donated by our authors, are also on board a dementia-friendly cruise to Alaska. Check out the great…

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AlzAuthors at the Alzheimer’s Association Conference

The Dementia Education Conference in Charlotte hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association-Western Carolina Chapter was a huge success! Enjoy the photos below from this special day. Thank you again to all the authors who donated their books. And a huge thanks to the Alzheimer’s Association-Western Carolina Chapter for partnering with us!         Here are…

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Meet Vina Mogg, Alzheimer’s Blogger at “Seaglasslife.com”

By Vina Mogg Not Alone At a caregiver’s conference in Orlando I read a poem I had written during the opening assembly. Three things that happened there marked my writing journey. A Florida State Representative, Mark Pfaford, key advocate for the Florida’s Alzheimer’s Disease Initiative (ADI), a bill that provides services to meet the needs…

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Meet Barbara Ivey, author of the blog, The Perfect Thing

By Barbara Ivey – I never cared for my mother during her Alzheimer’s. My dad considered Mom’s care to be his duty as her husband. To Dad’s credit, he took full command of Mom’s care and served her with honor. Still, from the start, I knew there were ways I could contribute.  My challenge was…

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Meet Dr. David Davis and Joko Gilbert, co-authors of “Support the Caregiver: 9 Strategies for Turning the Stress of Alzheimer’s Caregiving into Transformational Growth.”

By Dr. David Davis and Joko Gilbert – As anyone who has walked in our shoes knows, there is a vast hole in the heart of a caregiver who, by a twist of fate, must tend to the needs of a loved one suffering from Alzheimer’s. A hole that has the power to reshape and…

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Meet Catherine Hodder, Esq., author of “Estate Planning for the Sandwich Generation: How to Help Your Parents and Protect Your Kids”

By Catherine Hodder, Esq. I was a corporate and banking attorney when my father began experiencing mini-strokes and having difficulty with his memory. We didn’t know at the time he was embarking on a ten-year battle with Alzheimer’s disease. And what a battle it was. Even though I was well versed in law and finance,…

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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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