Words like pearls: Poetry, Alzheimer’s, and eldercare

Doris Plaster is one of those angels who works at a nursing home, loving and caring for elders and listening to the voices so many others have forgotten about. I loved her book, Home Sweet Nursing Home, of sweet short-short stories (flash nonfiction) based on real people she attended to as a social worker. I have the honor of being featured on her blog this week, with a short-short story I wrote about my mother in keeping with the style of posts Doris writes for Hold My Hand:  A Social Worker’s Blog. Stop by and read A String of Pearls.

Home Sweet Nursing Home

Home Sweet Nursing Home is available on Amazon and on Barnes & Noble online.


About moonbridgebooks

Co-author of Cherry Blossoms in Twilight, a WWII Japan memoir of her mother's childhood; author of Poems That Come to Mind, for caregivers of dementia patients; Co-author/Editor of Battlefield Doc, a medic's memoir of combat duty during the Korean War; life writing enthusiast; loves history and culture (especially Japan), poetry, and cats
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2 Responses to Words like pearls: Poetry, Alzheimer’s, and eldercare

  1. Jan Morrill says:

    As always with your haiku about dementia, your short story was rich and poignant. I felt the ache and love in your heart for your mother. Simply beautiful.

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