Meet Gerda Saunders, author of “Memory’s Last Breath”

By Gerda Saunders A few days before my sixty-first birthday, I was diagnosed with cerebral microvascular disease, which is the leading cause of dementia after Alzheimer’s disease. My mother also had dementia.

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Rose Lamatt, author of “Just A Word”

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

By 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

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Secrets, Stigma, Silence, Reticence

   Secrets by Jean Lee    Stigma by Marianne Sciucco    Silence Is Not Golden by Shannon Wiersbitzky    Reticence by Vicki Tapia Secrets by Jean Lee If you have not been a caregiver–if you’re not living with the disease, you may not understand the concept of secrets when dealing with Alzheimer’s. If I had…

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