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My Alzheimer's story goes back decades when two of my aunts were diagnosed. I was young and did not understand what was happening. It both shocked and saddened me to witness their decline, and to experience the grief of knowing that they had forgotten me, their beloved niece.
At the start of my nursing career, I found myself assigned to a dementia care unit and fell in love with the residents. I did not mind the hard work, but the sadness that accompanies this disease made an impact on me, and inspired me to write a novel, Blue Hydrangeas, an Alzheimer's love story.
Shortly after publication, I connected with two other authors of books on Alzheimer's and suggested we work together to raise awareness of the disease and our books. Little did we know that we would launch a global community of authors writing about this disease, most from their own personal experience.
On June 21, I will present The Story of AlzAuthors, How Three Daughters of Dementia Started a Global Community of Authors Sharing their Alzheimer's and Dementia Caregiving Stories. We will discuss how this organization of volunteers got off the ground, the public's response, why it's imperative that we share our stories, and how to go about telling your own story.
In addition, The New York AlzAuthors Traveling Library will make its debut, and attendees will be able to peruse the books themselves. Copies of our first anthology Alzheimer's and Dementia Caregiving Stories: 58 Authors Share Their Inspiring Personal Experiences will be available for sale. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the local Alzheimer's Association. Representatives from the Hudson Valley Chapter will be on hand to answer questions about Alzheimer's and dementia care and their vast array of resources.
The event will be held in the Community Room at Middletown Thrall Library, 11-19 Depot Street, Middletown starting at 2 pm. For directions please visit the library's website: https://www.thrall.org/visitus.htm
For more information about me and my books please visit my website Marianne Sciucco.com.
For more information on this event please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the library at (845) 341-5454.
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