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, June 8, 2022

Introducing Lisa Graff and her book for teens, Up In the Sky So Blue

imageI recently posted this meme to social media with this wording: "Visiting an elderly loved one may be uncomfortable, but it brings them so much momentary joy. Do what is hard. Visit anyway."

I received these comments from our authors:

"Visiting loved ones is such an act of love. Even if they don't remember the visit, they will remember how loved you made them feel." and "Just do it!"

We've all been there. We've dreaded the visit to elderly parents. But this is why we do what we do at AlzAuthors. We make the uncomfortable more comfortable. We support those currently on the journey to let them know they are not alone.

Thank you for your support of AlzAuthors now and always as we mark our 7th anniversary. Who ever would have thought we'd still be working on this passion project. We fill a need in so many...a thirst for knowledge and a hand to hold through the darkness of a caregiving journey.


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Introducing Lisa Graff


Don't you love the cover of this book? It evokes so many childhood memories but reveals neither happiness nor sadness. You have to read the book to learn the story of 5th grader, Marissa, and her Grammy.

Lisa writes:

Knowing how painful this was for my mother, what if a child had to deal with an elderly parent or grandparent who was experiencing memory loss? Who would help? If she had no other family, would a stranger come to her rescue?

Up in the Sky So Blue became a children’s novel (and an adult novel) about Alzheimer’s, friendships and love. My descriptions of a fantasy world serve as a reminder that everyone needs self-care and deserves to enjoy life.

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