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When Alzheimer's is a Surprise!
Episode 6412th April 2023 • Eldercare Success • Nancy May, CareManity, LLC
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What happens when your father, who appeared to be just fine, surprises you by telling you he has Alzheimer’s Disease?  Watching anyone’s steady cognitive decline is always difficult. However, my next guest, Peter Maeck took, along with his other siblings, a different and rather poetic approach to their dad’s caregiving.  His father even joined in on the creative solutions that they discovered together. 

You might be surprised about how creativity, analytical thinking, and caregiving can all come together to build even stronger bonds within a family. 

Guest: Peter Maeck, poet, novelist, playwright, photographer, and Caregiver to his father. His narrative poem Remembrance of Things Present: Making Peace with Dementia, celebrates his father's brave, and good-humored experience with Alzheimer's disease. Peter's novel, Zänker, will be released in June of 2023. Peter served as a US State Department American Cultural Specialist in Tanzania and Morocco. He holds a BA in English from Dartmouth College and an MFA in playwriting from Brandeis University. Links to Peter's TEDx talks follow:

Host:  Nancy May, Author of How to Survive 911 Medical Emergencies, Step-by-Step Before, During, After!  is an expert in managing the path of step-by-step caring for aging parents, even from over 1200 miles away. For a free, fillable File-of-Life go to Nancy is also the Co-Founder of CareManity LLC, and the private FaceBook group, Eldercare Success.

Disclaimer: The views, perspectives, and opinions expressed in this show are those of the show guests and not directly those of the companies they serve or that of the host or the producer CareManity, LLC. The information discussed should not be considered or used as medical, legal, or financial advice. Please seek the advice of your own personal medical, legal, or financial advisors as each person’s situation is different. (c) Copyright 2023 CareManity, LLC all rights reserved.

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