Category Archives: aging

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 … Continue reading

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Nora Jo Fades Away: finding laughter and love in an Alzheimer’s memoir

I read Nora Jo Fades Away:  Confessions of a Caregiver several months after my mother died of Alzheimer’s, but I’m just now getting around to writing about it. I was shocked, shocked I tell you by the first few pages. … Continue reading

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The Poetry of Alzheimers

Most people wouldn’t think poetry and Alzheimer’s disease go together. Alzheimer’s is a tragedy. Poetry is beautiful. Poems That Come to Mind, however finds the beauty and the tragedy. Alzheimer victims may not know their families and friends, they may … Continue reading

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