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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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Meet Jane Mullins, author of “Finding the Light in Dementia, a Guide for Families, Friends and Caregivers”

By Jane Mullins Ph.D., from Cardiff, U.K. I am a nurse who has worked with people who have dementia for over 25 years. This has included nursing in a care home where I have helped support people during their transition from home. This has included finding out about their life stories and getting to know…

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Meet Susan Soesbe author of “Bringing Mom Home: How Two Sisters Moved Their Mother Out of Assisted Living to Care For Her Under One Amazingly Large Roof”

By Susan Soesbe How do you write an honest story about a real-life tragedy without being so tedious and somber that nobody wants to read it? This was my challenge in writing Bringing Mom Home: How Two Sisters Moved Their Mother Out of Assisted Living to Care For Her Under One Amazingly Large Roof. When…

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Meet blogger Terri Anderson, “TheCareGiversDepot”

Sometimes The Caregiving Journey Chooses You By Terri Anderson There are several ways where people find themselves as a caregiver. Some by choice, some not. I didn’t choose the caregiving life. It chose me, but God doesn’t give you anything you can’t handle. I thought to myself that I wasn’t up to the challenge, but…

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Meet Frank Morelli, author of “No Sad Songs,” a Young Adult Novel

By Frank Morelli The concept for No Sad Songs had been building since my high school years. Back then, I was living a pretty charmed life. I went to school, played sports, and lived on a nice, suburban street. My life was about as “normal” as any teenage life could be. Then we started noticing…

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