Four Authors Untangle When Dad Has Dementia

Untangling Alzheimer’s & Dementia, an AlzAuthors Podcast

Four Authors Untangle When Dad Has Dementia

June 30, 2022

Four Authors Untangle When Dad Has Dementia

Caring for a father with a dementia diagnosis brings to caregiving its own special set of circumstances and considerations. In this AlzAuthors Live! Virtual Q&A we explore these changes and challenges with four of our authors. Their stories will inspire and empower you on your own dementia journey with your dad.

This free virtual event was held on Tuesday, June 7th, 2022. The video replay is available on our YouTube Channel.

Meet the Panelists

Andrea Couture: author of Embracing What Remains, a memoir

Andrea recently lost her beloved father, a renowned surgeon, to Alzheimer’s. She wrote about her family’s caregiving journey and is the first of our authors to write about caregiving during COVID.

Irene Olson: author of Requiem for the Status Quo, a novel

Irene survived being an Alzheimer’s family caregiver twice: to her father and her sister-in law. Her goal in writing Requiem was to encourage and educate others who might be called upon to take on the role of family caregiver.

Patti Davis: author of The Long Goodbye and Floating in the Deep End: How Caregivers Can See Beyond Alzheimer’s, memoirs and caregiving guide

Patti is the daughter of President Ronald Reagan, who opened the world’s eyes to the disease when he disclosed his own diagnosis in his Letter to America in 1994.

Tanya Ward Goodman, author of Leaving Tinkertown, a memoir

Tanya grew up in the mountains of New Mexico in a roadside attraction built by her father. Throughout his Alzheimer’s journey she documented their experience with photographs and journaling.

After the Podcast

Other books mentioned:

Tami Anastasia, Essential Strategies for the Dementia Caregiver

Dave Meurer, New Every Day

Joy Johnston, The Reluctant Caregiver

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