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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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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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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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 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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Welcome, Karen Severson, MD, author of “Look, I Shrunk Grandma”

By Karen Severson, MD This book has been in my head for years. It started with the constant frustration of being caught in the middle of disagreements between nursing homes and families. Sent as a representative of the nursing home to address aggressive behaviors, nurses would relate to me how horrible and dangerous the person…

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Meet Mary Edwards-Olson author of “When the Sun Shines Through”

By Mary Edwards-Olson I wrote, When the Sun Shines Through, because of my personal journey. I was a caregiver for my mother and watched first hand as Alzheimer’s slowly stole her from us. My mother, Elizabeth Edwards, lost her fight with Alzheimer’s on October 23, 2017. Caring for my mother was a roller coaster of…

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Meet Lisa Wingate, author of “Tending Roses”

The Gap By Lisa Wingate In every story I write, there are bits of real life, nibblets of sheer invention and  sprinkles of serendipity. Readers often ask me which parts are which. Sometimes, it’s hard to dissect. Our way of looking at the world comes from our experiences in it. Our passions, the things we…

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