I chose this picture of my dad for the “Resources” page because the sea is the one place in the entire universe that brings comfort and peace to his heart. I wanted to create a page to share links to some of the places that do the same for my heart – to other writers and caregivers whose stories bring companionship, to organizations advocating for Alzheimer’s and dementia patients whose works bring solidarity, to services and grant programs whose offerings bring respite. I hope you find something here that can be a resource for you ♥
Articles I Have Been Interviewed For
New York Times: Living With the Parents I’m Losing to Alzheimer’s I was interviewed for this piece by Times blogger and author of When The Time Comes, Paula Span. It is a condensed 1st person “as told to” account of my experience caring for my parents
Women’s Health Magazine: What It’s Like To Become Your Mother’s Caregiver I was interviewed for this article which appeared in Women’s Health Magazine
Neurology Now: Anger Management in Neurological Conditions I was interviewed for this article which appeared in a patient resource magazine published by Neurology Now
US News & World Report: Caring for a Parent with Alzheimer’s Disease I was interviewed for this article which appeared in the US News August Health section
Blogs I Follow
How to Feed a Senior A food-focused guide for seniors struggling with Alzheimer’s and dementia and all-around awesome caregiver blog by my friend Ashley
Dementia Diaries: A Journey with Dementia A caregivers blog & resource site particularly for those living with and caring for one with frontotemporal lobe dementia (FTD)
Alzheimer’s Journey Blog of Brittany Gelineau Murray whose mother is living with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease
Kathryn Harrison Art Art, illustrations, and storytelling focused on the Alzheimer’s patient & caregiver
Blog of Lindsey Biggs Lindsey writes about her experience caring for her mother who she lost to Alzheimer’s disease.
National Advocacy/Support Organizations for Alzheimer’s & Dementia Caregivers (headquartered in the US)
Hilarity for Charity Non-profit founded by actor Seth Rogen and his wife Lauren Miller Rogen. Offer respite grants for those caring for persons living with Alzheimer’s disease.
The Alzheimer’s Association 24-7 helpline for people touched by Alzheimer’s and related dementias plus a host of other resources including support groups.
Caring Across Generations Advocacy organization dedicated to transforming the way we care and the way we view care.
The Caregiver Space Online caregiver support groups, stories, and other inspirations.
Dementia Care A Pinterest board where I’ve collected links to essays & articles focused on dementia care
NJ State Supports for Caregivers
The Tender A beloved non-profit adult day program with caregiver support groups. My dad has been attending for 2.5 years! (local to Mt Laurel, NJ)
The JACC Program Income-based program providing services for persons at risk of placement in a nursing facility.
NJ State Respite Care Program Respite program to help keep loved ones at home and out of nursing care facilities.
Alzheimer’s Adult Day Services Program Partially subsidizes adult day care for persons living with Alzheimer’s/dementia.