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AlzAuthors elevates the work of over 300 authors of noteworthy books and blogs though:
- weekly featured blogposts from new authors
- a weekly podcast in which authors reveal more depth about their stories
- live virtual events featuring our authors as panelists
- a bookstore which links straight to Amazon including:
- *memoirs by daughters, sons, spouses, partners, grandchildren,
- *caregiver guides for all stages of Alzheimer's and dementias,
- *fiction for all ages,
- *books for children and teens,
- *various poetry, art books, and quick reads
- our YouTube channel, the home of supportive videos for caregivers
- monthly Zoom training events for our authors to help them learn how to elevate their own platforms
The management team of AlzAuthors thanks each of our authors for allowing us to share their books in our quest to provide caregivers and others concerned with dementia quality resources.
Please continue reading for AlzAuthors' featured book this week.
On the Blog: Candy Abbott
AlzAuthors featured Candy Abbott's first book, I've Never Loved Him More, in September of 2017. Now she continues her story as a spouse caregiver in her second book, And I'll Never Love Him Less. Candy's books are honest and moving. Her covers are stunning and simple as they immediately engage a reader in the desire to know more about the intimate story she is so bravely reveals.
Drew and I were only as far as the mid-stage of his Alzheimer’s journey when I released book one, and I found myself making promises for “the rest of the story” before I discovered that writing the second half would be more challenging. The first time, whenever something noteworthy or funny happened, I’d race to the keyboard and type it up, so the book sort of wrote itself. But capturing the second half of a day in the life of this caregiver was tedious because Drew followed me around and talked nonstop. He had become needier, and the best I could do was jot the event down on scraps of paper and then hope for a block of time to record the experience. Not only was it not as fresh, but I had to put myself back in the situation and relive each scene. The second half of our journey was more intense. I was adamant about including humor, so I had to diligently search for lighthearted moments and wondered if it would be as well-received as the first book.
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