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 »

World Alzheimer’s Month: Alzheimer’s And The Open Sesame Effect by Sheryl Lynn

My friend Gwen Weaver passed away today.  I don’t know what caused her death.  She was as beautiful on the inside as she was on the outside.  She was elegant and playful, she was dedicated and goofy, she was creative and a badass.  I remember how much fun we had […] 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 »

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 »