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AlzAuthors is the global community of authors writing about Alzheimer's and dementia from personal experience to light the way for others. Founded by three authors in 2015, we are now more than 350 strong. Our mission is to vet resources for caregivers - books, blogs, podcast, and film - to use as a handrail on a dementia journey. We offer a robust website, blog, podcast, virtual events, a carefully categorized bookstore, and more. Remember: You are not alone.

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Patience, Kindness, And Humor: Lessons From Caregiving With Vicki Tapia (Book Club Replay) &Raquo; Patience Kindness And Humor Lessons From Caregiving With Vicki Tapia Book Club Replay
Patience, Kindness, and Humor: Lessons from Caregiving with Vicki Tapia (Book Club Replay)

Vicki Tapia is a founder of AlzAuthors and the author of Somebody Stole My Iron: A Family Memoir of Dementia. In this replay of a recent Aging and Amazing book club discussion, Vicki shares profound i…

Vicki Tapia is a fou…

Vicki Tapia is a founder of AlzAuthors and the author of Somebody Stole My Iron: A Family Memoir of Dementia. In this replay of a recent Aging and Amazing book club discussion, Vicki shares profound insights from her personal experiences. She discusses how caring for two parents with dementia placed a considerable strain on her personal support system. A long-distance Caregiver, she found the challenges of managing her parent's concerning behaviors and medical needs from 200 miles away daunting. Their rural community and limited medical resources confounded the situation as well. Her only sibl…

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Navigating Alzheimer'S With Poetry: Insights From Caregivers And Poets &Raquo; Navigating Alzheimers With Poetry Insights From Caregivers And Poets
Navigating Alzheimer's with Poetry: Insights from Caregivers and Poets

Welcome to another insightful episode of Untangling Alzheimer's and Dementia, and a replay of our recent book club with Aging and Amazing. In this episode, we bring together a panel of poets who share…

Welcome to another i…

Welcome to another insightful episode of Untangling Alzheimer's and Dementia, and a replay of our recent book club with Aging and Amazing. In this episode, we bring together a panel of poets who share a common thread—each has navigated the challenges of caring for a loved one with dementia. Your hosts, Marianne Sciucco and Ann Campanella, along with guest authors Daniel Potts, MD, Sue Fagalde Lick, Sherri Levine, and Margaret Stawowy delve into the world of poetry as a powerful outlet for expressing the complex emotions tied to Alzheimer's and dementia care.Listen as these courageous careg…

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Seize The Day: Embracing Life'S Moments With Alzheimer'S &Raquo; Seize The Day Embracing Lifes Moments With Alzheimers
Seize the Day: Embracing Life's Moments with Alzheimer's

Perhaps you can’t cure or even prevent Alzheimer’s, but what if you could slow the disease progression? Want to unlock the secrets to living in the moment with Alzheimer's? Get ready to embrace pr…

Perhaps you can’t …

Perhaps you can’t cure or even prevent Alzheimer’s, but what if you could slow the disease progression? Want to unlock the secrets to living in the moment with Alzheimer's? Get ready to embrace practical advice and actionable insights for a positive journey with Alzheimer's and dementia in this podcast with Danel Gibbs, MD. He’s a retired neurologist with extensive knowledge in the anatomy of the brain and the disease process of Alzheimer's and dementia. His personal experience living with Alzheimer's provides a unique perspective, enhancing his credibility in discussing practical app…

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Laughter, Tears And Connection: Discussing A Novel Born From Alzheimer'S Experience &Raquo; Ruth Stevens Stage Seven On Books Chit Chat
Laughter, Tears and Connection: Discussing a Novel Born from Alzheimer's Experience

Delight in the surprising journey of Ruth Stevens, from crafting a stage play to penning a heartfelt novel about Alzheimer's. Delve into the unexpected twists and turns as Ruth shares her personal exp…

Delight in the surpr…

Delight in the surprising journey of Ruth Stevens, from crafting a stage play to penning a heartfelt novel about Alzheimer's. Delve into the unexpected twists and turns as Ruth shares her personal experiences and the emotional impact of her work. Stay tuned for eye-opening insights on turning personal stories into fiction and a sneak peek into her upcoming duology. Get ready to be captivated by Ruth's incredible journey, as she shares the highs and lows of her creative process.For our March installment of Books & Chit Chat, our monthly Book Club collaboration with Aging & Amazing, we…

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The Caregiving Podcaster: Broadcasting Resources From His Unique Vantage Point &Raquo; The Caregiving Podcaster Broadcasting Resources From His Unique Vantage Point 1
The Caregiving Podcaster: Broadcasting Resources from His Unique Vantage Point

When you’re caregiving, it can often feel like you are out there on your own without direction or resources. Sometimes, it can even feel like your healthcare providers aren’t able to meet your nee…

When you’re caregi…

When you’re caregiving, it can often feel like you are out there on your own without direction or resources. Sometimes, it can even feel like your healthcare providers aren’t able to meet your needs. If any of this sounds familiar, this episode will be of comfort.Our special guest is Lance A. Slatton.Lance A. Slatton, the founder of a prominent home care company in southeastern Michigan, brings a wealth of personal experience and professional expertise to the table. His caregiving journey, rooted in profound connections with his grandparents and later involving the care of his grandmot…

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The Caregiving Podcaster: Broadcasting Resources From His Unique Vantage Point &Raquo; The Caregiving Podcaster Broadcasting Resources From His Unique Vantage Point
The Caregiving Podcaster: Broadcasting Resources from His Unique Vantage Point

When you’re caregiving, it can often feel like you are out there on your own without direction or resources. Sometimes, it can even feel like your healthcare providers aren’t able to meet your nee…

When you’re caregi…

When you’re caregiving, it can often feel like you are out there on your own without direction or resources. Sometimes, it can even feel like your healthcare providers aren’t able to meet your needs. If any of this sounds familiar, this episode will be of comfort.Our special guest is Lance A. Slatton.Lance A. Slatton, the founder of a prominent home care company in southeastern Michigan, brings a wealth of personal experience and professional expertise to the table. His caregiving journey, rooted in profound connections with his grandparents and later involving the care of his grandmot…

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When Duty Becomes Privilege: Reframing Caregiving As An Act Of Love &Raquo; Florrie Munat
When Duty Becomes Privilege: Reframing Caregiving as an Act of Love

This is a replay of our book club discussion with our friends at Aging & Amazing. "Books & Chit Chat" is a monthly book club featuring a title from the AlzAuthors collection. Throughout the mo…

This is a replay of …

This is a replay of our book club discussion with our friends at Aging & Amazing. "Books & Chit Chat" is a monthly book club featuring a title from the AlzAuthors collection. Throughout the month, readers participate in a discussion in the book club's Circle community at Aging & Amazing, then meet with the author for an in-depth discussion of the book and the caregiving journey. The online discussions are typically moderated by Andrea Couture, but she was unavailable for this episode so AlzAuthor founder, manager and author Marianne Sciucco is in her place for this episode.Florri…

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Grace Under Pressure: A Caregiver'S Journey From Professional To Personal &Raquo; Grace Under Pressure A Caregivers Journey From Professional To Personal
Grace Under Pressure: A Caregiver's Journey from Professional to Personal

By Christy Byrne Yates, MS, California, USPodcast Description: Discover the unexpected truth about dementia care from a professional who found herself on the other side of caregiving. Get ready to u…

By Christy Byrne Yat…

By Christy Byrne Yates, MS, California, USPodcast Description: Discover the unexpected truth about dementia care from a professional who found herself on the other side of caregiving. Get ready to uncover the surprising insights that transformed her perspective and could change yours too. Find out what left her reevaluating her own caregiving advice and how she's now championing an empowering approach for other caregivers. It's a revelation that could reshape the way you think about dementia care and caregiving.Mary Ann Drummond, a highly experienced nurse with a career spanning over 30 ye…

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Sharing An Alzheimer'S Diagnosis Through Speaking Tours And Writing &Raquo; Jane D
Sharing an Alzheimer's Diagnosis Through Speaking Tours and Writing

Podcast Description: Jane Dwinell, co-author of Alzheimer's Canyon, brings a heartfelt and personal touch to the podcast. As a former Unitarian Universalist minister and with a background in nursing a…

Podcast Description:…

Podcast Description: Jane Dwinell, co-author of Alzheimer's Canyon, brings a heartfelt and personal touch to the podcast. As a former Unitarian Universalist minister and with a background in nursing and hospice care, Jane's journey as a Caregiver for her husband, Sky Yardley, provides a unique and empathetic perspective on the impact of Alzheimer's. Through their public speaking tour and workshops, Jane and Sky shared their experiences with dementia, aiming to break the silence and stigma surrounding the disease. Jane's dedication to storytelling and her commitment to raising awareness make he…

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Books &Amp; Chit Chat: Andrea Couture Discusses Memoir &Quot;Embracing What Remains&Quot; &Raquo; Alzauthors Untangling Alzheimers Dementia
Books & Chit Chat: Andrea Couture Discusses Memoir "Embracing What Remains"

This is the replay of our inaugural book club discussion with our friends at Aging & Amazing. "Books & Chit Chat" is a monthly book club featuring a title from the AlzAuthors collection. Throu…

This is the replay o…

This is the replay of our inaugural book club discussion with our friends at Aging & Amazing. "Books & Chit Chat" is a monthly book club featuring a title from the AlzAuthors collection. Throughout the month, readers participate in a discussion in the book club's Circle Community at Aging & Amazing, then meet with the author for an in-depth discussion of the book and the caregiving journey. The online discussions are moderated by Andrea Couture, whom we meet during this first of the discussions on January 30, 2024.Andrea, also known as Drea, is the author of "Embracing What Remai…

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How To Use Art To Reach Those With Dementia: Proven Strategies To Connect &Raquo; Dementia And The Arts
How to Use Art to Reach Those with Dementia: Proven Strategies to Connect

Have you heard these myths about the power of art in dementia care?Myth 1: Only artistic individuals can benefit from art therapy.Myth 2: People with advanced dementia can't engage in creative act…

Have you heard these…

Have you heard these myths about the power of art in dementia care?Myth 1: Only artistic individuals can benefit from art therapy.Myth 2: People with advanced dementia can't engage in creative activities.Myth 3: Art therapy is only about painting and drawing.In this podcast, you will learn how different art forms can benefit those living with dementia and how you can incorporate them in your care. From using humor to engaging with music and art, our expert panelists are redefining the meaning of connection in dementia care. Learn how simple activities like painting, singing, and even r…

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Writing Through The Fog: Three Authors Share Dementia Coping Strategies &Raquo; Writing Through The Fog Three Authors Share Dementia Coping Strategies
Writing Through the Fog: Three Authors Share Dementia Coping Strategies

Anyone living with Alzheimer's or dementia, and those who care for them, knows the importance of lifestyle adjustments to successfully navigate this journey. From simple strategies like making lists, …

Anyone living with A…

Anyone living with Alzheimer's or dementia, and those who care for them, knows the importance of lifestyle adjustments to successfully navigate this journey. From simple strategies like making lists, reducing social commitments, and focusing on tasks that bring joy, to complex maneuvers like family involvement in advanced directive planning, the lifestyle changes are indeed varied.In this podcast hosted by Kensington Senior Living, three authors discuss the role of personalized coping mechanisms, underscoring the unique experience each individual and family uses to embrace and adapt to the u…

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Alzauthors Book Club Chit Chat Promo With Aging And Amazing &Raquo; Alzauthors Book Club Chit Chat Promo With Aging And Amazing
AlzAuthors Book Club Chit Chat Promo with Aging and Amazing

AlzAuthors is excited and honored to partner with the online community Aging & Amazing for a monthly book club, a “Meet the Author” type of event: AlzAuthors Books and Chit Chat. The book cl…

AlzAuthors is excite…

AlzAuthors is excited and honored to partner with the online community Aging & Amazing for a monthly book club, a “Meet the Author” type of event: AlzAuthors Books and Chit Chat. The book club will feature a new book and author every month. The first few months have been scheduled and include:January 30th 7pm EST: Andrea Couture – Embracing What Remains: A Memoir February 27th 7pm EST: Florrie Munat – Be Brave, a Wife’s Journey Through CaregivingMarch 26th 7pm EST: Ruth Stevens– Stage Seven, a novelApril 30th 7pm EST: A gathering of poets for National Poetry Month:…

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Aging And Amazing Book Chit Chat &Raquo; Aging And Amazing Book Chit Chat
Aging and Amazing Book Chit Chat

AlzAuthors is excited and honored to partner with the online community Aging & Amazing for a monthly book club, a “Meet the Author” type of event: AlzAuthors Books and Chit Chat. The book cl…

AlzAuthors is excite…

AlzAuthors is excited and honored to partner with the online community Aging & Amazing for a monthly book club, a “Meet the Author” type of event: AlzAuthors Books and Chit Chat. The book club will feature a new book and author every month. The first few months have been scheduled and include:January 30th 7pm EST: Andrea Couture – Embracing What Remains: A Memoir February 27th 7pm EST: Florrie Munat – Be Brave, a Wife’s Journey Through CaregivingMarch 26th 7pm EST: Ruth Stevens– Stage Seven, a novelApril 30th 7pm EST: A gathering of poets for National Poetry Month:…

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Behind The Mask: Covid, Kids And Caregiving &Raquo; Behind The Mask Covid Kids And Caregiving
Behind the Mask: COVID, Kids and Caregiving

Caregiver Andrea Couture juggles young children, caregiving during the COVID 19 pandemic, and stigma to share her father's Alzheimer's journey, seeking connection and support in a rural community.An…

Caregiver Andrea Cou…

Caregiver Andrea Couture juggles young children, caregiving during the COVID 19 pandemic, and stigma to share her father's Alzheimer's journey, seeking connection and support in a rural community.Andrea Couture, the author of "Embracing What Remains," brings a unique perspective to the podcast with her firsthand experience caring for her father, a surgeon diagnosed with dementia, while also raising young children. Her background in journalism and heartfelt storytelling offer valuable insights into the challenges and triumphs of her caregiving journey, especially navigating through the comple…

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Empowering Families Caring For Loved Ones With Alzheimer'S - Lori Aden And Sheila Parsley &Raquo; Empowering Caregivers Essential Support For Families Caring For Loved Ones With Alzheimers Lori Aden And Sheila Parsley
Empowering Families Caring for Loved Ones with Alzheimer's – Lori Aden and Sheila Parsley

Lori Aden and Sheila Parsley are two incredible women who have taken their personal experiences as caregivers for loved ones with Alzheimer's and turned them into a powerful tool for support and under…

Lori Aden and Sheila…

Lori Aden and Sheila Parsley are two incredible women who have taken their personal experiences as caregivers for loved ones with Alzheimer's and turned them into a powerful tool for support and understanding. Through their series of children's books, Lori and Sheila have found a unique way to address the complexities of Alzheimer's disease in a relatable and compassionate manner. With whimsical dragon characters and heartfelt storytelling, they guide children through the different stages of the disease, helping them understand and cope with the changes they may witness in their loved ones. Th…

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Finding Peace In Chaos: A Caregiver'S Journey In A War Zone With Miriam Green &Raquo; Miriam Green
Finding Peace in Chaos: A Caregiver's Journey in a War Zone with Miriam Green

In a health crisis, we often refer to our journey as a "battle." We may see ourselves as "warriors." This is true for those impacted by Alzheimer's and dementia. The diagnosis brings uncertainty, disr…

In a health crisis, …

In a health crisis, we often refer to our journey as a "battle." We may see ourselves as "warriors." This is true for those impacted by Alzheimer's and dementia. The diagnosis brings uncertainty, disruption, and fear. But what happens when you're dealing with dementia in the middle of a war zone? When airstrikes are the norm, and screeching sirens interrupt each day, warning you to seek safety and shelter in a minute or less? When ordinary life ceases and the top of mind issue is simply staying alive? Avoiding disaster? Breathing?On October 7th, Miriam Green, an AlzAuthor living in Israel, f…

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Rewriting The Dementia Narrative: How &Quot;Keys Bags Names Words&Quot; Is Shattering Stereotypes With Cynthia Stone, Caroline Prioleau &Raquo; Film Screening Podcast
Rewriting the Dementia Narrative: How "Keys Bags Names Words" Is Shattering Stereotypes with Cynthia Stone, Caroline Prioleau

In this episode of Untangling Alzheimer's & Dementia, hosts Marianne Sciucco and Christy Byrne Yates are joined by guests Cynthia Stone and Caroline Prioleau to discuss their documentary film "Keys Ba…

In this episode of U…

In this episode of Untangling Alzheimer's & Dementia, hosts Marianne Sciucco and Christy Byrne Yates are joined by guests Cynthia Stone and Caroline Prioleau to discuss their documentary film "Keys Bags Names Words." The film explores the experiences of individuals and families affected by dementia and highlights the importance of community support and education. Cynthia and Caroline share their personal journeys and explain how their own encounters with dementia impacted their work on this powerful film. They discuss the process of creating the film, including obtaining footage and incorporat…

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