Meet Martin Schreiber, author of “My Two Elaines”

By Martin J. Schreiber  If there’s one thing worse than Alzheimer’s, it’s ignorance of the disease. Count me among those who were ignorant. Over the past decade, I’ve learned more about Alzheimer’s than I ever thought was possible. To be sure, I’m no expert on the science of the brain. But I know what Alzheimer’s…

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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 Dr. Don Wendorf, author of “Caregiver Carols”

By Don Wendorf I wrote CAREGIVER CAROLS: A Musical, Emotional Memoir to cope with my own emotional struggles as a caregiver for my late wife Susan with her strokes and vascular dementia and to help other caregivers deal with their feelings. I wanted them to see that their emotions, while often complex, intense or unpleasant…

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Meet Candy Abbott, author of “I’ve Never Loved Him More”

By Candy Abbott I’ve Never Loved Him More A Husband’s Alzheimer’s, A Wife’s Devotion “Mom,” my daughter Kim said, “You know you’re going to have to write a book about how you’re dealing with Dad.” I recoiled at the thought. It was all I could do to get through each day of unknowns and added…

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Meet Harriet Hodgson author of “The Family Caregiver’s Guide”

By Harriet Hodgson If you told me I would write a series for family caregivers, I would reply, “Thanks, but I think you’re delusional.” I would say this gently and go on my way. Although I’ve written about my caregiving experiences, I never thought of writing a series. This is odd because I’ve cared for…

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Meet Gela-Marie Williams, author of “Green Vanilla Tea”

By Gela-Marie Williams I remember the evening my youngest son came through to me in my bedroom holding a rather dog-eared manuscript of Green Vanilla Tea. I had worked on this family story with my two boys over a few years. I’m not sure how many, exactly. We simply worked on it until we’d tussled…

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Meet Barbra Cohn, author of “Calmer Waters”

By Barbra Cohn I spent a decade caring for my husband Morris, who died from younger-onset Alzheimer’s disease in August 2010. Afterward, I was compelled to write “Calmer Waters: The Caregiver’s Journey Through Alzheimer’s and Dementia” to help other caregivers feel happier, have more energy and time for themselves, sleep better, feel more relaxed and…

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5 Steps to Help Counter a Common Caregiving Side Effect: Guilt

By Gurney Williams If dementia is a thief, guilt is an accomplice. My wife Linda’s disease stole years of our marriage until she was wholly dependent on a team of professionals in an assisted living facility. But caregiver guilt began to haunt me on the day we got her diagnosis.

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