Meet Mary Edwards-Olson author of “When the Sun Shines Through”

By Mary Edwards-Olson I wrote, When the Sun Shines Through, because of my personal journey. I was a caregiver for my mother and watched first hand as Alzheimer’s slowly stole her from us. My mother, Elizabeth Edwards, lost her fight with Alzheimer’s on October 23, 2017. Caring for my mother was a roller coaster of…

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Meet Lisa Wingate, author of “Tending Roses”

The Gap By Lisa Wingate In every story I write, there are bits of real life, nibblets of sheer invention and  sprinkles of serendipity. Readers often ask me which parts are which. Sometimes, it’s hard to dissect. Our way of looking at the world comes from our experiences in it. Our passions, the things we…

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Mary Ann Drummond Shares Grandma and Me – A Kid’s Guide for Alzheimer’s and Dementia

By Mary Ann Drummond Nearly five years ago, after presenting at an Alzheimer’s caregiver conference, a seed was planted in my heart to write a children’s book about Alzheimer’s and dementia. When the conference was over one of the attendees came up to purchase one of my books. As she was leaving she asked if…

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Meet H.A. Robinson, author of “The Pebble Jar”

By H.A. Robinson When I sat down to write The Pebble Jar around this time last year, I had no idea of the personal journey the book would take me on. In March of 2016, my little Nana passed away at the age of ninety-one after a long and painful battle with Alzheimer’s. By the…

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Meet Celia Koudele, author of “The Little Book for Alzheimer’s Caregivers”

By Celia Koudele The Little Book for Alzheimer’s Caregivers This book was my legacy for the next generation, putting in writing as much as I could about my experience helping caregivers of dementia patients.

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Meet Paula Spencer Scott, author of “Surviving Alzheimer’s: Practical Tips and Soul-Saving Wisdom for Caregivers”

By Paula Spencer Scott I knew little about dementia back when my grandmother began using a kitchen pot for a commode. Or when my dad began wailing, “Oh why didn’t anyone tell me?” on the day after my mother’s funeral, because he’d already forgotten she died.

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Meet Kathryn Harrison, author of “Weeds in Nana’s Garden”

“To plant a garden is to believe in the future.” Anonymous By Kathryn Harrison It was a spectacular day in my mother’s beautiful garden. And despite her recent decline from dementia, my mom, or “Nana”, walked happily together with my young daughter and I.

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

By Tracy Vanderneck 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

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Meet Ann Garvin, author of “I Like You Just Fine When You’re Not Around”

By Ann Garvin Laughter And Alzheimer: A Necessary Contradiction I write about Alzheimer’s because, it seems, I can’t not write about Alzheimer’s. This wretched disease shows up, one way or another in so many of my essays, even when I don’t plan on it. There are times that

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