June 8, 2020

The Alzheimer Spouse Website Farewell

The time has come to say goodbye. When I started this website 13 years ago, I was in the midst of Alzheimer caregiving for my beloved husband of 37 years. The day of diagnosis, we wrapped our arms around each other, and I promised him that I would always take […]
September 12, 2016

Joan’s Widow’s Blog #2 – The Fog

Writing had always been an outlet for me, a way to explore and make sense of my experiences and emotions. Yet, I did not keep a journal during my first year as a widow. For the only time in my life, I was so emotionally unbalanced,   ( Yes, I […]
June 15, 2016

It Begins

June 21, 1970- I was 21 years old. I looked up lovingly at the face of  my 27 year old bridegroom, and heard the Rabbi say something about “till death do you part”. Death? I was not thinking about death on the happiest day of my life – my wedding […]
August 24, 2016


We are aware that everyone (including me) is having trouble logging onto the message boards. Matt is working on the issue now. It is fixable, but will take a bit longer, as it is a complex issue. Please bear with us. Hopefully, the problem will be resolved by tonight (8/20/16).