Welcome Sisters Susan Kiser Scarff & Ann Kiser Zultner, Authors of Dementia: The Journey Ahead

51meTGNSoXLBy Susan Kiser Scarff

Within a year of my husband receiving his dementia diagnosis, I had a classic case of caregiver burnout. I couldn’t concentrate at work and most of my time was taken up with worrying about my husband’s uncharacteristic and impulsive behavior. I was petrified and intimidated about the future…overwhelmed with basic day-to-day activities. Continue reading “Welcome Sisters Susan Kiser Scarff & Ann Kiser Zultner, Authors of Dementia: The Journey Ahead”

Welcome Peggy Bushy, author of Lewy, Mom, and Me

By Peggy Bushy

Lewy, Mom and Me CoverWhen Lewy Body Dementia entered my home, the world as I knew it began to shift, and I found myself in a constant state of confusion. My sweet mother, who lived in our home, was hallucinating, her stories and behavior were becoming more and more bizarre, and I had no idea why – neither did any of the doctors I consulted. Lost and alone, I could feel myself becoming a little more unglued with every passing day while I watched the family rules fly out the window one by one. “Wait! I depend on those family rules.” They may not be the same as the neighbor’s rules but they’re mine, they’ve been mine forever, and I’m comfortable with them.

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AlzAuthors Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month eBook Sale! 

June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, and today, June 21st is The Longest Day. Sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association, these important events increase awareness of Alzheimer’s, related dementias, and brain health. In recognition of  these events, AlzAuthors has put together our very first eBook sale! Continue reading “AlzAuthors Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month eBook Sale! “

Meet Sharleen Scott, author of “Tangles”

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By Sharleen Scott

Her name was Judy, and I married her son.

She was a Depression-era child who grew up in the Pacific Northwest forests, traveling with her grandfather’s logging company. She was an outdoorswoman who loved fishing, hunting, and hosting friends and family at her Cascade mountain cabin. She married Paul at age Continue reading “Meet Sharleen Scott, author of “Tangles””

Claudia Rumwell and “The Senior Care Organizer”

claudia-rumwell-senior-care-organizer-coverBy Claudia Rumwell

“Caregiving is not for wimps.”

Mom had been falling much too often. Then I heard from a visiting relative that in order to safely come up the stairs from the basement of their home, Mom and Dad had to sit on a stair and scoot up one at a time. Continue reading “Claudia Rumwell and “The Senior Care Organizer””

Robin Perini, Author of Romance, Mystery, and Thriller Novels and Creator of the 1Memory Challenge

perini-forgottensecrets-6255-cv-ft-v04By Robin Perini

Looking back, it all started one Christmas morning with a seemingly minor event. Unlike every Christmas in the past, that morning my mom couldn’t remember which presents belonged to whom under the tree without looking at the tags. I didn’t know it then, but it would be the beginning of an over fifteen-year journey that still hasn’t ended. Continue reading “Robin Perini, Author of Romance, Mystery, and Thriller Novels and Creator of the 1Memory Challenge”

Meet Constance Vincent, PhD, author of “Not Going Gently”

ConstanceVincentCoverBy Constance Vincent, PhD.

When my parents first began to have memory problems, I was in denial. As a psychologist teaching university classes on aging, I had always emphasized the positive aspects of growing older. Alzheimer’s disease had never been on my radar. It is now. Continue reading “Meet Constance Vincent, PhD, author of “Not Going Gently””

Meet Tracy Vanderneck, author of “The Risk of a Fall”

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Florida is the retiree mecca of the United States. As residents, we are used to conversations that begin with, “You live in Florida? My parents retired there…”. Yes, we know. Everyone’s parents retire Continue reading “Meet Tracy Vanderneck, author of “The Risk of a Fall””

Meet Rundy Purdy, author of “The Sea Is Wide”

 RundyPurdyBy Rundy Purdy

I was twenty-four years old when I became a caregiver for my grandpa. I left my old life and moved in with my grandparents to care for my Grandpa in his journey through Alzheimer’s. There at the very start of Continue reading “Meet Rundy Purdy, author of “The Sea Is Wide””

Meet Gary Joseph LeBlanc, author of “Staying Afloat in a Sea of Forgetfulness” and numerous other books and articles about Alzheimer’s and dementia

 Staying Afloat CoverBy Gary Joseph LeBlanc

Becoming a caregiver started as far back as my earliest childhood memories. My oldest sister was born mentally disabled, living her life equivalent to being around six years old. So it was drilled into me that I
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