AlzAuthors Untangles Custom Caregiver Collections

Untangling Alzheimer’s & Dementia, an AlzAuthors Podcast

AlzAuthors Untangles Custom Caregiver Collections

June 20, 2022

AlzAuthors Untangles Custom Caregiver Collections

Join the AlzAuthors team as we discuss the launch of our latest initiative, Custom Caregiver Collections. Managers Jean Lee, a co-founder, Ann Campanella, and Susan Landeis, and author Paulette Sharkey join host Marianne Sciucco to discuss the beautifully crafted table top wooden bookshelves holding a collection of approximately 15 to 18 books about Alzheimer’s and dementia, to support our goal of providing real books to real people in real places.

With more than 300 quality, carefully vetted books written from personal dementia experience in the AlzAuthors Bookstore, we are perfectly positioned to offer customized collections of memoirs, novels, caregiving guides, children’s books and more.

 Custom Caregiver Collections are suited for Senior Care Communities, doctors’ offices, in-home care organizations, senior centers, memory cafes and professional or personal libraries. When placed together, these books take on a vibrant life of their own. Each book, each journey, represents years, if not decades, of shared vulnerability, revealed as a beautiful garden of healing for others.

Our gratitude goes out to our generous donor, Paulette Sharkey, who covered the costs of creating our first ten Custom Caregiver Collections. These collections serve as the prototype available to communities across the country. We are so thankful!

The first Custom Caregiver Collections have been presented to:

·      Four locations in Ohio

·      Two locations in North Carolina

·      Michigan

·      Minnesota

·      Alabama

·      Washington State

·      California 

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Meet the guests

Ann Campanella, author of Motherhood: Lost and Found

Jean Lee, author of Alzheimer’s Daughter

Susan Landeis, author of In Search of Rainbows and Optimal Caregiving

Paulette Sharkey, author of A Doll for Grandma

Marianne Sciucco, author of Blue Hydrangeas, an Alzheimer’s love story


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