Meet Jessica Bryan, author of “The Memory Keeper”

by Jessica Bryan I am a writer.  That’s difficult to say when I’m so busy being a caregiver for my mother who is 99 years old and has had Alzheimer’s for 15 years. Mom lives with us.  She is in advanced stages now, but was exhibiting signs of Alzheimer’s even while my husband and I cared for…

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New Release! Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregiving Stories, Volume 1, an AlzAuthors Anthology

The AlzAuthors management team is pleased to announce the publication of Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregiving Stories: 58 Authors Share their Inspiring Personal Experiences, Vol. 1. This poignant collection of stories grew out of the first year’s blog posts on AlzAuthors.com, from June 1, 2016 through May 31, 2017. Within its pages, you will be immersed in a world…

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Meet Malia Kline, Co-Author With Her Sister Diane Stinson, M.D. of “Sisterly Shove”

By Malia Kline When our mama was diagnosed with infiltrating pancreatic cancer and given three-to-six months to live, she was the sole caregiver for our 87-year-old father “Papa,” who was in the early stages of dementia. Over the next 13 years, my sister Diane, a pathologist, and I shared care of them from opposite coasts…

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Meet blogger Terri Anderson, “TheCareGiversDepot”

Sometimes The Caregiving Journey Chooses You By Terri Anderson There are several ways where people find themselves as a caregiver. Some by choice, some not. I didn’t choose the caregiving life. It chose me, but God doesn’t give you anything you can’t handle. I thought to myself that I wasn’t up to the challenge, but…

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Meet blogger and author, Heidi Hess Saxton

By Heidi Hess Saxton When the Unthinkable Becomes Inevitable: The Awful Dawn of Dementia Up to this point in my life, most of my blogging has been for parents of adopted, foster, or special needs children. Back in 2002, when my husband and I first became foster parents (and later adoptive parents), we really had…

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Meet Author & Blogger Lisa Hirsch and Her New Release “Letter to My Mom”

By Lisa Hirsch My mom has had Alzheimer’s disease for 14 long years. Out of her suffering from this disease not only was my love for her transformed, she also became my hero. My love and compassion for her inspired me to share our journey. What is amazing was that as a teenager I always…

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Meet Vina Mogg, Alzheimer’s Blogger at “Seaglasslife.com”

By Vina Mogg Not Alone At a caregiver’s conference in Orlando I read a poem I had written during the opening assembly. Three things that happened there marked my writing journey. A Florida State Representative, Mark Pfaford, key advocate for the Florida’s Alzheimer’s Disease Initiative (ADI), a bill that provides services to meet the needs…

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Happy Anniversary AlzAuthors! Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month Book Sale & Giveaway

It’s our third anniversary and the admins at AlzAuthors are so excited! We have come so far since we first partnered in 2015 to help raise awareness of Alzheimer’s and dementia. Here are the highlights: In 2016, we launched this website and have since featured 150 authors and their books, many written from the trenches,…

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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 Vicki Kaufmann, Author of “Elegy for Mom, A Memoir of Family Caregiving, Alzheimer’s, and Devotion”

By Vicki Kaufmann, MA, MPSt “Cobwebs in my mind!” was how my mother depicted the disease that ravaged her brain. Mom was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and vascular dementia in May 2000, after episodes of TIA’s and early signs of dementia. She was 82 years of age. This was a major turning point in the life…

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