Alzheimer's Daughter

The Story

Alzheimer’s Daughter introduces the reader to my healthy parents, Ed and Ibby, years before their diagnosis, then recounts painful details as our roles reversed and I became my parents’ parent.

Their disease started as translucent, confused thoughts and ended in a locked memory care unit after a near decade of descent into the opaque world of Alzheimer's.

I began writing Alzheimer’s Daughter one week after my mother's death––when I was stunned, realizing Dad had no memory of her or their 66-year marriage.

I write to pay tribute to the undying spirit at Ed and Ibby's core, and with the hope that the story of their parallel decline might be helpful to others.

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Dave Meurer Writes His Book, New Every Day, With Healing Humor


Introducing AlzAuthors Featured Book of the Week


This week's new author, Dave Meurer, is an acclaimed humor writer. He has been featured on Focus on the Family and many other publications, and has even done some work for the United States Congress and the California State Senate.

In his latest book, New Every Day: Navigating Alzheimer's With Grace and Compassion, he gives comfort to caregivers through using his characteristic humor to write honestly about the care he and his wife, Dale, provided to his mother-in-law, Karin.

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