Untangling Love and Loss with Marianne Sciucco
In this podcast, we’re turning the tables on podcast host and producer Marianne Sciucco. She is the guest and Jean Lee of AlzAuthors is the interviewer. Marianne is a co-founder and manager of AlzAuthors and is the author of Blue Hydrangeas, an Alzheimer’s love story. She’s also a registered nurse who has cared for hundreds of dementia patients and their families over her 20+ years career.
In 2015 she became a dementia daughter when her stepfather was diagnosed with mixed dementia: frontotemporal, Alzheimer’s, and vascular, and she became his long-distance caregiver. She soon took on the care of her mother. as well. Her caregiving journey ended in 2018.
Marianne continues to work as a nurse in college health, is working on a prequel to Blue Hydrangeas, and is dedicated to making AlzAuthors an information hub for caregivers.
In this episode, we discuss the many losses Marianne has recently endured, her new blog project “The Grief Diary: Exploring the Aftermath of Love and Loss,” the lessons she learned as a long distance caregiver, and how she wrote and published the book that launched AlzAuthors.
Read Marianne’s AlzAuthors post: https://alzauthors.com/2018/05/02/meet-marianne-sciucco-alzauthors-admin-and-author-of-blue-hydrangeas-an-alzheimers-love-story/
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Connect with Marianne:
Website and blog https://mariannesciucco.com
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