Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

Welcome to my blog!

Have you known someone with dementia/Alzheimer’s disease? Do you have a story to tell?  My intent for this blog is to share thoughts, insights, and even opinions about this insidious mind-stealer called dementia.

As you will see, this first post is a collaborative effort among 5 authors of  books about dementia/Alzheimer’s. What better time to begin a blog than June, Alzheimer’s Awareness month?

Beyond Still Alice: 5 Alzheimer’s Books You May Have Missed

This is not just our parents’ disease. It’s a problem that has far-reaching complications, not only wreaking havoc in the life of the one afflicted, but in the lives of all those surrounding him or her: spouse, children, grandchildren, siblings, friends, caregivers, and the greater community. Its impact is exponential: For each one of the 5.3 million Americans diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, there are another 5.3 million (at the very least) affected. (Alz.org) These people are our families, neighbors, co-workers, friends, and acquaintances. As our lives intersect and intertwine, this disease affects all of us.

June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. Take some time this month to learn more about this illness, to understand what it means to those who love someone afflicted, to those who dedicate themselves to seeing they are cared for, and ensuring that their lives continue to have meaning and dignity. Continue reading