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

HAR_Pebble_Ebook_Rveal (1) (1)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 time she fell asleep for the last time, we had almost completely lost the essence of who she had once been, leaving us with a shell of the person we loved. Continue reading “Meet H.A. Robinson, author of “The Pebble Jar””

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

the-little-book-for-alzheimers-caregivers_coverBy 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. Continue reading “Meet Celia Koudele, author of “The Little Book for Alzheimer’s Caregivers””

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

survivingalzcover-2By 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. Continue reading “Meet Paula Spencer Scott, author of “Surviving Alzheimer’s: Practical Tips and Soul-Saving Wisdom for Caregivers””

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

Weeds in Nana's Garden_Cover_1024px“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. Continue reading “Meet Kathryn Harrison, author of “Weeds in Nana’s Garden””

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

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

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

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