Untangling Dementia Mama Drama with Vincent Zappacosta

Untangling Alzheimer’s & Dementia, an AlzAuthors Podcast

Untangling Dementia Mama Drama with Vincent Zappacosta

May 3, 2021

Untangling Dementia Mama Drama with Vincent Zappacosta

Vincent Zappacosta has been a writer and photographer ever since he was a little boy back in Catholic school. His professional background has been in theatre, yoga, and graphic design. All of these skills came to be a blessing when his mother, Mama, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, and he and his husband Douglass became her caregivers.

“Mama was a ham,” he says, and loved being the focus of attention. She was thrilled when he began sharing their dementia journey with the world through his blog, Dementia Mama Drama. The blog became a play, and then a book, all by the same name.

In this episode we discuss how Vincent and Douglass coped as caregivers to the dramatic Mama with daily doses of humor, always keeping Mama in the spotlight, and maintaining their own sanity with The Three W’s: writing, walking, and wine.

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