Deborah Shouse - November 10, 2013
During her mother’s struggle with Alzheimer’s, Deborah Shouse explored ways to connect with her and developed new rituals to anchor holidays and other celebrations.
In a performance of stories from her book Love in the Land of Dementia: Finding Hope in the Caregiver’s Journey, she was joined by Ron Zoglin, a professional storyteller, and musical accompaniment was performed by Zoe Melcher and Richard Jeric. Their performances offered humor and hope to family members, friends, and caregivers of those going through the stages of this disease.
Michelle Niedens, education director of the Heart of America Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, also spoke about Alzheimer's and her organization at this event.