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 Author & Blogger Lisa Hirsch and Her New Release “Letter to My Mom”

By Lisa Hirsch My mom has had Alzheimer’s disease for 14 long years. Out of her suffering from this disease not only was my love for her transformed, she also became my hero. My love and compassion for her inspired me to share our journey. What is amazing was that as a teenager I always…

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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 Vina Mogg, Alzheimer’s Blogger at “Seaglasslife.com”

By Vina Mogg Not Alone At a caregiver’s conference in Orlando I read a poem I had written during the opening assembly. Three things that happened there marked my writing journey. A Florida State Representative, Mark Pfaford, key advocate for the Florida’s Alzheimer’s Disease Initiative (ADI), a bill that provides services to meet the needs…

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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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Meet Iris Waichler, author of “Role Reversal”

By Iris Waichler I began writing my book, Role Reversal: How to Take Care of Yourself and Your Aging Parents, as a tribute to my father, Melvin Sneider. I knew he was an extraordinary and giving person who had touched many lives. When I began writing, he was 95 and in good health after recovering…

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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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Meet Miki Klocke, Photographer and Author of “Alzheimer’s: Beyond Caregiving”

by Miki Klocke My Mom was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s when she was 56 years old and still working two jobs. I was 33 and became her full-time caregiver. A few years into our journey, when Mom still occasionally had coherent moments, we talked about how difficult this path is and what limited resources there were…

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Meet Marianne Sciucco, AlzAuthors Admin and Author of “Blue Hydrangeas, an Alzheimer’s Love Story”

By Marianne Sciucco She was a beautiful 86-year old who was very confused when I, her case manager, met with her regarding her discharge plan from the hospital. “I’m so mixed up,” she said multiple times, while her frail but dedicated husband sat beside her with a bemused smile. How had these two driven from Florida…

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Meet Linda Brendle, Author of “A Long and Winding Road: A Caregiver’s Tale of Life, Love, and Chaos”

The Accidental Author by Linda Brendle My goal in life was not to become a writer. I enjoyed writing when I was younger, and I toyed with the idea of making a career of it until I received my first negative review from an English teacher. I don’t take criticism very well, and I took…

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