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Lynda Everman Untangles the Quest to Create the Alzheimer's Stamp

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Lynda Everman Untangles the Quest to Create the Alzheimer's Stamp

April 18, 2022

Lynda Everman Untangles the Quest to Create the Alzheimer's Stamp

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About Lynda Everman

Lynda Everman has spent most of her adult life as a caregiver: for her mom who was paralyzed by a stroke, her dad with vascular dementia, and her late husband with Alzheimer’s disease. These experiences inspired her advocacy for increased Alzheimer’s funding for care and a cure.

She and fellow advocate Kathy Siggins conducted a multi-year national campaign for a semipostal (awareness and fundraising) stamp for Alzheimer’s research. As a result of their efforts, the first ever Alzheimer’s Disease Research Semipostal Stamp was released by the US Postal Service in November 2017 and may be purchased online at As of the end of January 2022, it has raised over $1.2 million for NIH funded research.

Lynda is a founding member of three national networks under the umbrella of Us Against Alzheimer’s and served as founder and convener of ClergyAgainstAlzheimer’s. She is an editor and contributor to Seasons of Caring: Meditations for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregivers. She and her husband, Dr. Don Wendorf, have served as editors for The Leader’s Guide for Seasons of Caring and Treasure for Alzheimer’s, both written by Dr. Richard Morgan. They served as Senior Editors for Dementia-friendly Worship: A Multi-faith Handbook for Chaplains, Clergy and Faith Communities, and co-authored Stolen Memories: An Alzheimer’s Stole Ministry and Tallit Initiative. Lynda has been recognized by Maria Shriver as a Woman of Influence in the The Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement (WAM)  and included on her “Big Wall of Empowerment.”

In this episode, we discuss her 30-year journey as an Alzheimer’s caregiver and advocate, and how even the busiest of caregivers can help find a cure for Alzheimer’s simply by buying stamps. 

After the podcast:

Read Lynda’s AlzAuthors posts:

Lynda Everman, Editor Of Seasons of Caregiving: Meditations for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregivers

Stolen Memories: An Alzheimer’s Stole Ministry and Tallit Initiative

Welcome Back, Lynda Everman and Don Wendorf With Dementia-Friendly Worship

Read Lynda’s books:

Seasons of Caring: Meditations for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregivers and the companion Leader’s Guide

Leader’s Guide for Seasons of Caring: Meditations for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregivers 

Dementia Friendly Worship

Stolen Memories: An Alzheimer’s Stole Ministry & Tallit Initiative

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Purchase the Alzheimer’s Stamp

Connect with Lynda Everman

Facebook

Twitter

Other helpful sites

BeBrainPowerful.org

Due West UMC’s website, “Loving Through Dementia” Scroll down to #9 on the Action Plan to see photos and read about the Alzheimer’s Stole Ministry & Tallit initiative:

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