Say it in 6! Our Latest Project to Share Caregiver Stories

By Marianne Sciucco

AlzAuthors has partnered with Larry Smith and his Six-Word Memoir project to share our stories and raise awareness of Alzheimer’s and dementia.

The idea is to tell your caregiver story in just 6 words. Sound hard? Not really.

Here are some of the stories we’ve gathered so far:

  • Mother’s diagnosis: dress rehearsal for husband’s.
  • Glad I documented her dementia phases.
  • Hospice was a lifesaver for me.
  • It’s actually Tuesday; it doesn’t matter.
  • Nothing would be the same again.
  • So much denial, but I knew.

Our goal is to create a collection of stories to publish on the 6-Word website and eventually as an eBook and a paperback to raise awareness of these conditions and the value of storytelling in caregiving.

You and your community are invited to participate and share your remarkable stories.

Our ask:

Please share this post as wide as you can: blog, newsletter, website, social media. Caregivers want to be heard!

Here’s how to share your six words on our topic:

In six words, what’s one takeaway from my personal journey caring for a loved one with dementia?

1.    Go to this link where you’ll be prompted to login with a name/password/email.
2.    Then go to Join Topics and use this code: a8tt44di OR visit
3.    Share one or as many six-word stories as you like! 

Here’s our second topic:

In six words: What I wish I knew about Alzheimer’s or dementia that I didn’t find out until later.

Use this link:

Or use this code to join the topic: b9xeuc4g

And remember to:

  • LIKE (the little heart below each story) and SHARE (the arrow) one or many of the topic stories.
  • INVITE others to join our topic via the button on the top right of the topic page.
  • CREATE and host your own topic on any subject you like by clicking the START A TOPIC button.

Questions? Feel free to reach out to us at or to Larry at

We can’t wait to read your stories!

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    1. Thanks for sharing your story! Please upload it to the 6-Words website (links in post) for inclusion in our book.

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