Featured photo: The RadioWest team, Elaine Clark, Kelsie Moore, Doug Fabrizio, Benjamin Bombard RadioWest and I go way back. In 2001, Doug Fabrizio interviewed me on his then brand-new “intelligent” show about my book of short stories that dealt with my family’s emigration from South Africa to Utah. Doug had thoroughly read my book (no, […]
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Featured image: Cosmopolitan: skeleton makeup tutorial In August 2016, I signed the contract that granted Hachette Books the rights to publish Memory’s Last Breath: Field Notes on my Dementia. It came out in June 2017. During the writing of my book, I created a character, Doña Quixote, to represent my demented alter ego. On her […]
Last Saturday, June 15th, Peter and I participated in the “Building Partnerships for Geriatric Care: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Symposium” in San Antonio. The main organizer of the conference—and the person who invited me to speak— was Carole White, a professor in Nursing at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Her research focus is to […]
AlzAuthors is a non-profit organization that promotes books written by people with dementia or their caretakers. It was started in 2015 by authors Marianne Sciucco, Jean Lee, and Vicki Tapia, each of them having taken care of parents with dementia and written a book about it. In time three more authors joined them and together they promoting […]
Here is a link to my interview with Deborah Kan on “being patient.” The show was podcast live. The link takes you to a transcription. The transcription page has the video link in it–just scroll down on “being patient’s” website.
Cheryl’s cooking and nutrition summer camp comes too late for Doña Quixote’s brain health, but is perfectly timed for your brainy tweens and teens
Since I was diagnosed with microvascular disease, many people have told me about one or another supplement, diet, or miracle cure purported to slow down dementia or even reverse it. On the scientific front, however, no evidence has been found “that any vitamin or mineral supplementation strategy for cognitively healthy adults in mid- or late […]
Gerda is having a live talk with “Being Patient Alzheimer’s” TODAY April 23 at 7 p.m. EST/5 p.m. Mountain Time/4 p.m. PST on their Facebook page.
Log in via Facebook to access the call: Click here to find the interview on Facebook Live at the times listed below. If you have a life and cannot listen today at 7 p.m. EST/5 p.m. Mountain Time/4 p.m. PST, you can listen to it later as a podcast. I will send that link when it’s […]
I am going to play who/what/where/when/how to explain how this invitation to speak came about: Who: You already know it’s me presenting. Accompanied, as usual, by Doña Quixote. And of course Peter, without whom there would me much more Doña Quixote and far less me. What: In the two years since my book’s publication, I […]
Featured art: Near Miss, Jack Davis (2017) When it comes to lost and found, I have had four major near misses in my life. All four relate to losing my handbag and/or money in public places with many strangers milling around. Clearly the kind of lapses for which I now blame Doña Quixote have been […]
At DF Dance Studio, Peter — his black shirt and pants bedecked with a red tie — walks onto the stage with his team, Fuego (Fire). His lissom dance partner, “the lady in red, she in the chile con carne red,brilliant as the shine of a pepper crimson in the summer sun,…crimson arrow amidst the […]