AlzAuthors Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month eBook Sale! 

June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, and today, June 21st is The Longest Day. Sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association, these important events increase awareness of Alzheimer’s, related dementias, and brain health. In recognition of  these events, AlzAuthors has put together our very first eBook sale! Continue reading “AlzAuthors Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month eBook Sale! “

Karen Kaplan is Back with a Sci-Fi Dementia Novel

By Karen B. Kaplan

Curiosity Seekers coverPerhaps it is not often that you come across science fiction that is (1) gentle and not full of weapons and nasty robots, and (2) includes a character who is one of the first with dementia to get cured of the disease. There are so many other aspects of reality to ponder, such as how robots might help or hinder grievers, it is a wonder that science fiction writers have not provided more material on such things. Continue reading “Karen Kaplan is Back with a Sci-Fi Dementia Novel”

Meet Cynthia Hamilton, author of “Finding Ruth”

findingruthcoverBy Cynthia Hamilton

It took a life-altering crisis to make me realize that despite having known my mom for 50+ years, I didn’t know who she was as a person in her own right. I had firsthand knowledge of many of her trials and heartaches, but that only gave me a one-sided view of what her life had been like, with many gaps. Continue reading “Meet Cynthia Hamilton, author of “Finding Ruth””

Meet Krysten Lindsay Hager – How Young Adult Fiction Helps Heal and Educate

By Krysten Lindsay Hager

competingwiththestarAfter my dad passed in the summer of 2015, I was sitting on my couch watching TV when I got a message from some readers asking what happened next for my characters Nick and Hadley from my book, Next Door to a Star. I was in my grief bubble, and this email was a welcome bright spot letting me know someone cared enough about the characters to want to know their future. I thought writing about what happened next might be a way to get my mind off grieving. It was when I got to sixty pages that I realized I might have a book. Continue reading “Meet Krysten Lindsay Hager – How Young Adult Fiction Helps Heal and Educate”

Robin Perini, Author of Romance, Mystery, and Thriller Novels and Creator of the 1Memory Challenge

perini-forgottensecrets-6255-cv-ft-v04By Robin Perini

Looking back, it all started one Christmas morning with a seemingly minor event. Unlike every Christmas in the past, that morning my mom couldn’t remember which presents belonged to whom under the tree without looking at the tags. I didn’t know it then, but it would be the beginning of an over fifteen-year journey that still hasn’t ended. Continue reading “Robin Perini, Author of Romance, Mystery, and Thriller Novels and Creator of the 1Memory Challenge”

Meet Constance Vincent, PhD, author of “Not Going Gently”

ConstanceVincentCoverBy Constance Vincent, PhD.

When my parents first began to have memory problems, I was in denial. As a psychologist teaching university classes on aging, I had always emphasized the positive aspects of growing older. Alzheimer’s disease had never been on my radar. It is now. Continue reading “Meet Constance Vincent, PhD, author of “Not Going Gently””

Rose Lamatt, author of “Just A Word”

Just a Word coverBy Rose Lamatt

When I found Carol’s little black date books in storage and my recordings of Carol’s fight with Alzheimer’s, I knew I needed to combine the two and write a book. That’s what I did, so others would know this awful disease.
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Meet Gary Joseph LeBlanc, author of “Staying Afloat in a Sea of Forgetfulness” and numerous other books and articles about Alzheimer’s and dementia

 Staying Afloat CoverBy Gary Joseph LeBlanc

Becoming a caregiver started as far back as my earliest childhood memories. My oldest sister was born mentally disabled, living her life equivalent to being around six years old. So it was drilled into me that I
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Grandpa is Losing It: Teens and Dementia

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000038_00071]By Laurel Garver

My new young adult novel Almost There  focuses on the complications that arise for a teenager when a grandparent’s health problems blow one’s grand plans to bits. Dani is about to take a dream trip to Paris when her Continue reading “Grandpa is Losing It: Teens and Dementia”

“Fran’s Song: My Mother’s Triumph Over Alzheimer’s”

My name is Fran, 13,psdBy Ron Cooper

Every day in the Alzheimer’s ward of Mom’s nursing home, she and her fellow residents engaged in exercises to strengthen their minds. One day, the activities aide held up a flash card of a tree and asked Mom and her Continue reading ““Fran’s Song: My Mother’s Triumph Over Alzheimer’s””