Last week I shared with Pub patrons the amazing night at the 2014 LeadingAge annual meeting featuring the premier of Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me. As a follow up to that and to contribute further toward the education and awareness of the challenges associated with caring for individuals afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia I wanted to share with you Elaine Pereir’a book, I Will Never Forget.
Elaine tells the story of her mother’s battle with dementia and how it turned a brilliant woman into someone confused, compromised and agitated in its wake. It is a tribute to her mother’s journey – and it was written for everyone facing a similar journey.
Elaine is a retired school occupational therapist who has worked with special needs children. She earned her bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy from Wayne State University and later completed her master’s degree. She can be reached at