Meet Jana Panarites, author of “Scattered: My Year As An Accidental Caregiver”

scattered_coverOn a Monday night in November 2009, I had what turned out to be the last conversation I would ever have with my father.  He and my mother had just come back from a trip to New York and they were now back in our family home in Maryland. Continue reading

This Self-Help Book for Caregivers Educates, Supports and Comforts

cfh-coverby Angela G. Gentile, M.S.W., R.S.W.

When I titled my book “Caring for a Husband with Dementia: The Ultimate Survival Guide” (2015) I did not expect to have people mistakenly assume that I am a wife caring for a husband with dementia. The warmth and sympathy I receive Continue reading

Laurie C. Lewis and The Dragons of Alsace Farm

By Laurie C. Lewis

Like our family, my proposed WWII mystery, The Dragons of Alsace Farm, was also changed by our mother’s diagnosis of dementia.

After my father’s passing, Mom threw herself into her farm and
animals, finding purpose in the care of her “babies” and the maintenance of her land.  Progress on the  book  slowed when Continue reading

Meet Judith Henry, author of “The Dutiful Daughter’s Guide to Caregiving: A Practical Memoir”

judithhenrycoverWhat was your motivation to write about your experience as a caregiver?

I believe some of our most profound lessons come, not from books, but from being there for people in ways we never imagined. During the six years I was a caregiver for my mother and father, not a day went by that I didn’t discover something Continue reading

Meet Constance Vincent, PhD, author of “Not Going Gently”

ConstanceVincentCoverWhen my parents first began to have memory problems, I was in denial. As a psychologist teaching university classes on aging, I had always emphasized the positive aspects of growing older. Alzheimer’s disease had never been on my radar. It is now. Continue reading

Back in the Limelight with author Marianne Sciucco

Today I’d like to welcome fellow #AlzAuthors creator and good friend, Marianne Sciucco, author the novel Blue Hydrangeas, an Alzheimer’s love story. I’m pleased to announce that on November 1, Marianne released her new book (unrelated to dementia) entitled Swim Season. Be sure and check out the excerpt below. Also, click the link to hear an interview with Marianne. 

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Sometimes winning is everything.

Champion swimmer Aerin Keane is ready to give up her dreams of college swimming and a shot at the Olympics. As she starts senior year in her third high school, Aerin’s determined to leave her family Continue reading

Meet Sandra Bullock Smith, author of “Trading Places, Becoming My Mother’s Mother”

TradingPlacesFinal-FJM_Mid_Res_1000x1500When I first started caring for my mother, I had no apprehension over how difficult the caregiving job would be. I am a strong, capable woman and my mother was gracious, sweet and appreciative. She tended to know the limitations age delivered to her. I tended to know everything. I had Continue reading