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 Paul Toolan, Author of “A View From Memory Hill,” a Collection of Short Stories on Memory, the Past, Ageing, and Loneliness

By Paul Toolan I live in an English rural village with a demographic weighted towards retirees. I’m one of them, I suppose. There are young people too, but older bodies tend to fill the shops and the midday streets. I find myself reflecting on these sometimes solitary folk, about their past lives and the people…

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Meet Kathi Macias, author of “To The Moon and Back”

By Kathi Macias As a fulltime writer/editor, I was blessed to be able to work at home and take care of my mother during her last few years of life. I was also blessed that even up until her death at the age of ninety, she was clear-minded. Sadly, so many others are not, making…

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Meet Crissi Langwell, author of “Come Here, Cupcake,” a novel

 By Crissi Langwell The story of Come Here, Cupcake focuses on an aspiring baker, Morgan Truly, and the magical ability she’s discovered that allows her to infuse her baking with feelings. If she feels sad while baking, anyone who eats it will feel sad. If she feels happy, her baking will make people feel happy.…

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National Caregiver Appreciation Month eBook Sale & Giveaway November 15-21

November is National Caregiver Appreciation Month, a time to recognize the long hours, sacrifice, and love all caregivers bring to the task of caring for a loved one with dementia or any long-term illness. In honor of their efforts, AlzAuthors is hosting an eBook sale and giveaway! This is a terrific way for caregivers who are…

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Karen Kaplan is Back with a Sci-Fi Dementia Novel

By Karen B. Kaplan Perhaps it is not often that you come across science fiction that is (1) gentle and not full of weapons and nasty robots, and (2) includes a character who is one of the first with dementia to get cured of the disease. There are so many other aspects of reality to…

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Meet Pippa Kelly, author of “Invisible Ink”

By Pippa Kelly Before signing off the final proofs of my debut novel I read the manuscript for the first time in over a year and realised that it was not just laced, but saturated, with guilt. Invisible Ink tells the story of Max Rivers, a young London lawyer who seems to have it all:…

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Meet Krysten Lindsay Hager – How Young Adult Fiction Helps Heal and Educate

By Krysten Lindsay Hager After my dad passed in the summer of 2015, I was sitting on my couch watching TV when I got a message from some readers asking what happened next for my characters Nick and Hadley from my book, Next Door to a Star. I was in my grief bubble, and this…

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Meet Sharleen Scott, author of “Tangles”

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

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12 Reasons to Gift a Book from the AlzAuthors Bookstore

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…

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