Meet blogger, Amie McGraham “Taking Care”


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 she’s slowly slipping away, refuses to recognize this because of her religious beliefs. Disease of any type is a topic we never talk about. For her, to acknowledge dementia would be to admit that disease is real: that God’s plan has been altered. Continue reading “Meet blogger, Amie McGraham “Taking Care””

Meet author and blogger, Wendy Mitchell

By Wendy Mitchell

Wendy Mitchell at her home in York. 2015

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. Continue reading “Meet author and blogger, Wendy Mitchell”

Meet Molly LeGrand, dementia advocate, caregiver and blogger

molly-legrand-bio-picBy 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 get to know them with Alzheimer’s. Continue reading “Meet Molly LeGrand, dementia advocate, caregiver and blogger”

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

Screen Shot 2016-09-02 at 5.51.52 PMBy 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 or you’re caring for a loved one with the disease. Continue reading “Meet blogger, Lisa B. Capp “The Day The Wheels Fell Off””

Meet author and Alzheimer’s caregiver advocate, Joy Johnston

Joy Johnston 1By 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 Continue reading “Meet author and Alzheimer’s caregiver advocate, Joy Johnston”

Mum Has Dementia 

Mum Has Dementia AlzAuthors photoBy N.

I originally set out to write my blog Mum Has Dementia after recounting a story about Mum getting stuck in the bath – it was a lighthearted chat with my sister, overheard by an acquaintance with a background in social media, who suggested blogging.
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Meet Pippa Kelly, Dementia Writer & Advocate

Pippa-0058435-copyBy 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

KAB Headshot cropBy 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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Meeting Blogger, Jane Gayer; The Adventures of Joe, and Al. and Jane

J. Gayer - Blog CoverBy Jane Gayer

It doesn’t matter where we live, what religion we are, how much (or how little) we have, what language we speak or the color of our skin. Throughout the world, Alzheimer’s is the Continue reading “Meeting Blogger, Jane Gayer; The Adventures of Joe, and Al. and Jane”