In honor of my mother and the Alzheimer’s Association’s The Longest Day campaign, I’d like to share a plethora of resources for those who are facing Alzheimer’s with a loved one.
Ready. Set. Grit. Your Life on Purpose, a podcast by Elin Barton
Straight from the Horse’s Mouth, a podcast with Paula Slater
Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio with Lori La Bey
AlzAuthors.com – A wonderful collection of over 100 resources for people looking for books about Alzheimer’s and dementia. A group of people who have been affected by Alzheimer’s Disease/dementia have come together to share their experiences to bring knowledge, comfort, and understanding to others on this journey. Click here for the eBook sale, which begins Wednesday morning.
And a Special Offer!
For a limited time, starting at 11 a.m. E.S.T. on June 21st (The Longest Day), the Ebook for Motherhood: Lost and Found will be deeply discounted. And there’s more! If you’re interested in the audiobook, you’ll be able to purchase it (if you buy the Ebook or already have it) for only $7.49. as opposed to the list price of $24.95. This promotion ends on June 25th and is in honor of my mother and the Alzheimer’s Association’s campaign to end Alzheimer’s –#ENDALZ. A percentage of all Ebook and audiobook purchases will be donated to the Alzheimer’s Association.
In last week’s post, I talked about how the process of marketing Motherhood: Lost and Found has added new layers to my story. Each time I prepare for a presentation, sit down to write a press release or have an interview about my memoir, I have the opportunity to look at my relationships anew.
I treasure this time spent in contemplation about my mother and the depth of her influence on my life. While Alzheimer’s shifted the course of our relationship in unexpected, painful and challenging ways, it also taught me to slow down, release expectations and open myself to the gifts within each moment.
My perspective has changed, of course, with my mother gone. It is much easier to see that while the care taking and the grieving seemed endless at the time, it was but for a season. I am reminded that all of us lead lives that are a series of seasons, seasons that in the conglomerate make up who we are, seasons that lead to our final act.
I have transitioned from a childless woman in her early 30s to a mother in her mid 50s who has laid her own parents to rest. Time has evaporated. The reason I continue to share the story about my mother’s Alzheimer’s and my own infertility is to provide a message for those who have suddenly become stranded on their own island of grief. My hope is to reach out a hand, to let my readers know they are not alone.
I hope you find meaning in this podcast. Thanks for reading and listening!
Click here to listen to the podcast.
To order a copy of Motherhood: Lost and Found, click here.