The Alzheimer’s Association created this blog to allow caregivers and those with Alzheimer’s to share their story, and to keep the community up-to-date on efforts to increase awareness and federal funding of research.
Primary caregivers for people living with early onset Alzheimer’s will find compassion, calm advice, and even humor on Linda Fisher’s blog. She began her online journal in 2008 following her husband’s diagnosis, when she assumed the role of primary caregiver.
Lori La Bey’s personal experiences as a caregiver make her a valuable resource for others. Encouraging, assisting, and engaging those in need is the goal of Alzheimer’s Speaks, a platform designed to give back the voice that can be lost to the disease.
Family caregivers will appreciate Kay Bransford’s grace and humor about what it’s like to care for her parents as they moved through varying stages of memory loss and dementia. She details how she solved practical issues — like accessing assets to pay for her parents’ care — and offers helpful advice gleaned from her own experiences.
Anyone looking for medical updates, research, networks, and a way to get involved in finding a cure will find this a valuable resource. Visitors can share their personal stories, sign a petition, contact lawmakers, learn about early detection, and much more.
On Alz Authors, readers will find a comprehensive collection of memoirs, novels, children’s books, caregiver guides, and blogs aiming to inspire and encourage people who have been affected by Alzheimer’s and dementia. Every week, they add a new Alzheimer’s and dementia book recommendation to their blog. Scroll through the blog to find a book you connect with and purchase it from their online bookstore.