April 21, 2014
Our series on creative aging continues 10 am Sunday in Hildebrand Hall, when we welcome a panel of experts to discuss caring for those with Alzheimer’s.
Last year, an estimated 5.2 million Americans had Alzheimer’s disease. In Collin Tong’s new book, Into the Storm: Journeys with Alzheimer’s, twenty-three writers, journalists, social workers and health practitioners from across the United States share their stories of caring for loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. A chapter by Tony Robinson, entitled “Mastering Our Dread of Altzheimer’s,” is included in Collin’s book.
Freelance journalist and health reporter for Crosscut News, Collin will be joined by Bob Le Roy, executive director, Western and Central Washington State Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, and contributing writers Ann Hedreen and Esther Altshul Helfgott.
Ann Hedreen is a Seattle writer, producer, director and author of a new memoir, Her Beautiful Brain . Esther Altshul Helfgott is a Seattle nonfiction writer and poet and author of Dear Alzheimer’s: A Caregiver’s Diary & Poems  and other works.