A Poem For Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month 2014

I’d first learned about Traumatic Brain Injuries while caring for my mother after her 2006 fall.  I was compassionate, I wanted to understand, and I did my best to be there for her in a way that felt good to her and to me.  I didn’t know what I didn’t […] Read more »

Book Review: Why Did Grandma Put Her Underwear In the Refrigerator? by Sheryl Lynn

My friend Max Wallack and his former middle school English teacher Carolyn Given have written a book I hope everyone will buy.  Why Did Grandma Put Her Underwear In the Refrigerator? An Explanation of Alzheimer’s Disease for Children, is a beautifully written and illustrated guide dedicated to teaching children about what […] Read more »

Sacred Distractions by Sheryl Lynn

It had happened too many times to be coincidental. I have a big dog.  Twenty years of dog walking have taught me big and small dogs don’t always get on.  In the interest of harmony for all, I’ve learned to steer clear of all small dogs unless I know they’re […] Read more »

Alzheimer’s Disease Explained To Children by Max Wallack

My friend Max Wallack has co-authored a groundbreaking new book, Why Did Grandma Put Her Underwear In The Refrigerator: An Explanation Of Alzheimer’s Disease For Children.  Although it’s intended to educate young children, I wish I’d had read it when, at age 54, I suddenly became my mother’s primary caregiver.  […] Read more »

KidsWhoGive by Max Wallack

I met Max Wallack maybe five years ago through the Alzheimer’s Reading Room internet community, founded by Bob DeMarco to educate himself and countless others around the world about caregiving and topics related to Alzheimer’s Disease.  Bob was his mother Dotty’s primary caregiver during the last nine years of her […] Read more »

The Joys Of Not Being Understood by Sheryl Lynn

“No one understands me, and no one ever will understand me.” When the person at the other end of the phone said this to me, I understood the frustration of not feeling understood. Have you ever felt misunderstood?  Have you ever felt no one could understand you? I have.  I’m […] Read more »

Grieving The Ungrievable by Sheryl Lynn

I wrote the following article six years ago for the website http://www.dogsadversereactions.com   In this moment, it’s the best I have to offer following the tragic shootings in Aurora, Colorado, and now in Oak Creek, Wisconsin.  What can one say when faced with sudden death, violent death, senseless death?  How can we […] Read more »