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AlzAuthors - Featuring Marianne Sciucco


Marianne Sciucco

Podcast producer and host Marianne Sciucco is a co-founder and director at AlzAuthors and a registered nurse who cared for hundreds of dementia patients over a 20-year career. She provided care to her stepfather during his dementia journey and witnessed the painful decline of four beloved aunts to the disease. Her novel, "Blue Hydrangeas, an Alzheimer’s love story" is based on a couple she met through her work and is a testament to the power of love in the face of this heart-wrenching disease.

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About AlzAuthors

We know the pain of being forgotten by someone we love.

Let us help light your way through Alzheimer’s and dementia.

We have all witnessed a decline.

Many of us have provided countless hours of caregiving and recognize that millions of others have too.

Most importantly, we believe in the power of sharing our stories.

We are AlzAuthors, a not-for-profit, online global community of more than 300 authors writing from personal experience about Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. We strive to eliminate the silence and stigma surrounding one of the most important diseases of our generation, estimated to affect 50 million people worldwide. We have curated hundreds of powerful and profound stories, spanning all disease types and stages. Through our stories, we light the way for others on a similar path to show them: You are not alone.

In each podcast episode, we interview one of our authors who may have written a memoir, caregiver guide, novel, children’s book, activity guide, poetry book, or blog. Their backgrounds are diverse, and their situations vary - it may be someone living with the disease, a caregiver for a loved one at home or in a facility, or a professional carer. All have joined AlzAuthors because dementia impacted their lives and they wish to help others through the disease. Their personal stories offer insight often told through laughter and sometimes tears.

Whether you are a caregiver, family member, or living with dementia you’ll find revelations, wisdom, and understanding from decades of caregiving.

May one of our authors speak to your experience.

Managed by eight volunteers who have all witnessed the loss of a loved one with dementia, AlzAuthors provides access to quality resources that not only answer your questions, but offer knowledge, comfort, and support. Visit our website, alzauthors.com to find the web’s most comprehensive collection of books and blogs on Alzheimer’s disease and dementia all in one place.

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