Today begins #AlzAuthors month-long promotion of Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness. You are also invited to visit our new website at alzauthors.wordpress.com. Throughout the month of June, #AlzAuthors will be sharing the limelight with other authors who write about dementia/Alzheimer’s.
by Marianne Sciucco
We are AlzAuthors, four daughters who have experienced the pain and loss of a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. We know the pain of being forgotten. We have all witnessed decline. Most of us have provided countless hours of caregiving.
We chose to write about our personal and painful dementia stories to help others who may be on their own journeys. Our stories can serve as guides to the disease process, a caregiver’s handbook, or simply the catalyst to much needed conversations among families.
Although we haven’t met personally, we found each other through our books and became friends. Together we advocate for those with dementia and their families, providing education and awareness of a disease projected to affect 131 million people worldwide by 2050.
One year ago, we formed a collaboration to pool our talents, skills, and resources to raise awareness during June, Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. This campaign resulted in exposure across dozens of Alzheimer’s and dementia websites and blogs and social media, #AlzAuthors. We also held a Facebook event that has grown into a Facebook group.
We have come together again to continue our mission to educate and enlighten. Today we are launching a new blog, AlzAuthors, a space where those writing about Alzheimer’s and dementia can share their stories. Throughout the month we will feature a different author each day who will share what motivates him or her to write about Alzheimer’s and dementia. Our goal is to increase exposure of their books and blogs, and to enable Continue reading