By 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””
By Marianne Sciucco
Most likely, you know someone caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia. With 5.4 million Americans affected, this disease affects the lives of so many of our families, friends, neighbors, and coworkers. We may feel inclined to do something, to help, but may not know what to do, or how to do it, or when. Continue reading “12 Reasons to Gift a Book from the AlzAuthors Bookstore”
By 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
Continue reading “Meet Gary Joseph LeBlanc, author of “Staying Afloat in a Sea of Forgetfulness” and numerous other books and articles about Alzheimer’s and dementia”
By Laurel Garver
My new young adult novel Almost There focuses on the complications that arise for a teenager when a grandparent’s health problems blow one’s grand plans to bits. Dani is about to take a dream trip to Paris when her Continue reading “Grandpa is Losing It: Teens and Dementia”
By Ron Cooper
Every day in the Alzheimer’s ward of Mom’s nursing home, she and her fellow residents engaged in exercises to strengthen their minds. One day, the activities aide held up a flash card of a tree and asked Mom and her Continue reading ““Fran’s Song: My Mother’s Triumph Over Alzheimer’s””
By Irene Mackay
My name is Irene Mackay, author of “The Forgetful Elephant,” which explains the memory loss aspect of dementia to young children in a way they can understand. Continue reading “Irene Mackay – Raising Children’s Awareness of Dementia with “The Forgetful Elephant””
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.
Continue reading “Kathleen Brown, Alzheimer’s: Hope and Help for Caregivers – Resources for Alzheimer’s Caregivers”
By T.A. Sorensen
Where’s My Purse? is a recounting of the 10-year journey through Alzheimer’s with my mother. Even though this disease is challenging, I opted to approach Mom’s circumstances from a positive angle–celebrating what was right with her world, instead of what wasn’t. Let me explain. Continue reading “Meet T.A. Sorensen, author of “Where’s My Purse””
By Tara Reed
On my son’s 19th birthday we got the news from the neurologist: your dad not only has vascular dementia but also Alzheimer’s.
Earlier in the day I was sad that I wouldn’t be able to light candles on my Continue reading “Meet Tara Reed, author of “What To Do Between The Tears””
By Tryn Rose Seley
One photo, one song, one story does wonders for your daily life.
Roll out the red carpet of success for you, the one you care for and any who join your circle of care.
My book, 15 Minutes of Fame: One Photo Does Wonders To Bring You Both Back to Solid Ground, empowers Continue reading “Meet Tryn Rose Seley, author of “15 Minutes of Fame””