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Untangling Long-Distance Caring for a Father with Irene Frances Olson

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Untangling Long-Distance Caring for a Father with Irene Frances Olson

November 30, 2020

Untangling Long-Distance Caring for a Father with Irene Frances Olson

Irene Frances Olson writes both fiction and non-fiction, the latter of which can be found on her personal blog “Baby Boomers and More,” also known as “Living: the ultimate team sport.” Ms. Olson is also a feature writer for “Grandparents Day Magazine,” where she has her own byline: IN YOUR CORNER

Much of Irene’s early non-fiction pieces found on her personal blog focus on a family caregiver’s journey, especially as that journey relates to taking care of a family member with a terminal illness such as cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, and other dementias.

She started her fiction-writing career five years after her father’s 2007 death from Alzheimer’s disease. “Requiem for the Status Quo” is inspired by her years of dedicated caregiving during her father’s dementia journey. If ever there were an occasion to make lemonade out of lemons, the author’s caregiver experiences certainly qualify.

“Requiem” was a Finalist in the prestigious 2018 National Indie Excellence Awards contest.

Irene also served on the Board of Directors for AlzAuthors where she steered the organization toward their 501(c)(3) status. She also served as Coordinator of Global Outreach, connecting it with caregiving and dementia-care organizations that support the much misunderstood and underappreciated unpaid caregivers for loved ones with Alzheimer’s or other dementias.

Ms. Olson lives in Washington state with her husband, 3 daughters, and two grandchildren.

For more information about the author’s projects, please go to www.irenefrancesolson.com. Her ebook and 2019 2nd edition paperback are available through Amazon and your favorite bookstores.

Start reading “Requiem for the Status Quo” now! Available in Kindle, audiobook, and paperback on Amazon: https://amzn.to/34BjHXj

Connect with Irene Frances Olson:

Blogs: Baby Boomers and More https://babyboomersandmore.com/, Grandparents Day Magazine http://www.grandparentsdaymagazine.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RedmondWriter

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Boomer98053

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/irene-frances-olson-59b86648/

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