It was a weekend filled with events dedicated to spreading the word about youth caregivers and their importance in the fight against Alzheimer’s.
In observance of National Caregivers Month, I took to the road and visited Main Street Books in Davidson with the wonderful folks from AlzAuthors.com. It was a wonderful evening discussing the silent epidemic with authors Ann Campanella, MaryAnn Drummond, and a lively group of current caregivers and others who have been unfortunately touched by the disease. I honestly feel blessed to have learned of this amazing group of authors dedicated to raising awareness and offering logical solutions for Alzheimer’s caregivers. If you’re currently dealing with the disease in some way, I highly recommend visiting the AlzAuthors site for helpful information and vetted lists of books that may help you on your journey. Remember, you are not alone!
After a wonderful night at Main Street Books, I took No Sad Songs closer to home and spoke in front of the Friends of the High Point Library in High Point, NC. It was another wonderful group of empathetic readers who asked all the right questions and left with a broader understanding of the caregiving shortage we may find ourselves battling in coming years. It was an honor to have a chance to share my experiences and my novel, No Sad Songs, with such knowledgable and welcoming audiences.
If you’re currently dealing with the struggles of caring for someone with Alzheimer’s, please reach out. That may not necessarily mean physically calling on someone for help. It could be as easy as picking up a copy of No Sad Songs just so you can have that feeling of having someone else out there who’s lived your pain. Let’s keep fighting to #EndAlz!