The Moment I Knew………. The Moment I Entered Denial

Some exciting news came in the mail today…………………………. my contributor’s copy of the new book, THE MOMENT by Larry Smith of Smith Magazine (finally!) arrived. Over a year ago, Larry asked me to contribute something to this wonderful project he was working on, which is out and available to buy…………………… THE MOMENT contains stories by… Read More The Moment I Knew………. The Moment I Entered Denial

My Demented Mom in the Sacramento Bee… “We don’t have survivors.”

The Sacramento Bee interviewed me for a story about early-onset Alzheimer’s… the piece ran last week. Not sure how much attention or awareness I brought to the issue, but hopefully, my tiny part in this story will get more people thinking… dementia is not an old-person’s disease. People as young as 30 or 40 have… Read More My Demented Mom in the Sacramento Bee… “We don’t have survivors.”

World Alzheimer’s Day or Memories of Mom

It’s September 21 OR World Alzheimer’s Day……….It’s also a day that I just tend to think back on things; where my life is today and how the fuck this all happened………………………………………….. Unfortunately, as Alzheimer’s Disease progresses, the family often bears a heavy burden. I only wish there was some way I could spare Nancy from… Read More World Alzheimer’s Day or Memories of Mom

Interview: Sandra Gonzalez, Latino Outreach Specialist

My latest interview is with Sandra Gonzalez, Family Care Consultant, Latino Outreach Specialist—Alzheimer’s Association, Desert Southwest Chapter. Sandra was actually the first person I talked to about my mom’s condition. You see, besides coping with her diagnosis, my mom comes from a very large family in Ecuador and sometimes family dynamics in Hispanic homes can… Read More Interview: Sandra Gonzalez, Latino Outreach Specialist