Tag Archives: the Memory Book

The Young Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s

It's still common for people to believe only the "old" get diagnosed with Alzheimer's. However, I'm reading more stories these days of younger people in their 30s being diagnosed. These stories always bring tears to my eyes because those diagnosed usually have young families — children younger than ten.

My mom just turned 72, and while...


Mom Is Doing Well

I've had some readers ask recently how my mom is doing since I published Supporting Parents with Alzheimer's. It was a little more than two years ago when we moved Mom to Alberta. The book was written from our experience of the early days with Mom. Since then, Mom and I have done...

The Memory Book

Tanya Lee Howe's mother and her dog Amy

The Memory Book is meant to help keep straight the little things that can’t be retained in the short-term memory. It is not necessarily a journal, but instead a book of reminders for day-to-day living. For example, when...

F.A.Q.: Supporting Parents with Alzheimer’s

mom and I at reading for Supporting Parents with Alzheimer's

Q: What is most important when it comes to helping someone with Alzheimer’s disease? A: Open communication, listening to the person’s verbal and nonverbal cues, and reducing stress. When it comes to decisions about finances, living arrangements, or...