Tag Archive for Alzheimer’s

Happy Mother’s Day to the 1st Writing Instructor

For Mom, my first reading and writing instructor. Who was yours?

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For Mom, the First Writing Instructor

Happy Mother’s Day, Mom.

 

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Alzheimer’s: Relentless, Costly, Incurable

Bride on wedding day

Mom on her wedding day

This year 450,000 Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease will die. A number that large is hard to understand, so let’s cut it to, say 40. That’s roughly the number of people I saw a few months ago when I visited the wing of the south Florida facility where my mother now lives. Please read on.

 

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For Mom, the 1st Writing Instructor

Ceil Feldman on her wedding day

A moment of clarity with my mom, to whom Bella is dedicated.

This short video was shot more than a year ago, yet still resonates for me, and I hope will for you as well.

The long-ago photo shows Ceil Feldman about to become Ceil Piacente.

Happy Mother’s Day, mom.

Mom, Bella & a Moment of Clarity Through the Fog of Alzheimer’s

My mother defined women’s lib before anyone knew the term. She kept working well into life because she needed to feel productive, and read incessantly because she loved books. She cherished every grandchild and knew birthdays, ball games and boyfriends.

Then Alzheimer’s came calling.

I wrote this guest post in her honor, and because it’s so clear that more must be done to defeat this vicious disease. http://bit.ly/aboutceil