Meet Anne F. Balcom, Whose Blog Became the Book — The Blue Velvet Drape: Dealing With Dementia

By Anne F. Balcom Mom was diagnosed with dementia in 2006. From the moment my parents told my sister and me the news I began losing sleep, a lot of sleep. The worry of “How were we going to get through this?” was eating me up. I would lie in bed at night for hours…

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Welcome back, Wendy Mitchell, author of “Somebody I Used To Know”

By Wendy Mitchell My name is Wendy Mitchell and I was diagnosed with Young Onset Dementia on the 31st July 2014. Who would have thought, on that day of diagnosis, over 3 years ago, that I would now be publishing a book, Somebody I Used to Know? But, on the other hand, why not? When people hear the…

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Meet blogger, Amie McGraham “Taking Care”

LIFE, REPURPOSED By Amie McGraham The year I turned fifty, I transitioned from a successful thirty-year sales and marketing career to the role of primary caregiver for my mother, returning to the island home of my childhood three thousand miles away. Mom has had Alzheimer’s for the past few years and, while she’s aware that…

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Meet author and blogger, Wendy Mitchell

By Wendy Mitchell Imagine yourself being given a diagnosis of Young Onset Dementia. Your life falls apart, you feel worthless, and of no use to anyone any more. Services are nonexistent, so you feel abandoned.

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Meet Molly LeGrand, dementia advocate, caregiver and blogger

By Molly LeGrand I’ve worked in Long Term Care as an Activities Assistant for ten years. This role has offered a unique perspective on Alzheimer’s as I typically will meet the person after a diagnosis. And just like I would with a new friend or colleague, I begin to get to know them, and I…

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Meet blogger, Lisa B. Capp “The Day The Wheels Fell Off”

By Lisa B. Capp Everyone knows someone touched by dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. We write, because today these diseases cannot be prevented, slowed or cured. We seek answers because their manifestation is often irrational, frightening and perplexing. And, as human beings, we continually reach from darkness to find light, whether you’re someone living with dementia…

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Meet author and Alzheimer’s caregiver advocate, Joy Johnston

By Joy Johnston I write about Alzheimer’s because my father’s experience with the disease turned me into an advocate, not just for those with Alzheimer’s, but for their caregivers as well. My father lived with Alzheimer’s disease for about four years. In that time, my father went

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Meet Pippa Kelly, Dementia Writer & Advocate

By Pippa Kelly The first article I ever wrote about my mum’s dementia appeared in 2006 in a national newspaper here in the UK. It recounts the terrible decision my siblings and I took to sell our parents’ house and put mum in a nursing home when her condition – and subsequent refusal to

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Kathleen Brown, Alzheimer’s: Hope and Help for Caregivers – Resources for Alzheimer’s Caregivers

By Kathleen Brown My name is Kathleen Brown. I’m a wife, mother, grandmother, writer, and Texan through and through. What I write about is caring at home for someone with Alzheimer’s. Trust me: I have experience.

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