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Chicken Soup for the Soul seeks Alzheimer’s stories, poems

September 12, 2013

September is World Alzheimer's Month, and the Alzheimer’s Association® is pleased to announce a special collaboration with Chicken Soup for the Soul to make a very important book: Chicken Soup for the Soul: Living with Alzheimer’s & Other Dementias, 101 Stories of Caregiving, Coping, and Compassion.

We are inviting you to submit a story or poem for it, or help spread the word to caregivers you know!

Living with Alzheimer’s or caring for someone with the disease is life changing. If you are facing Alzheimer’s or another dementia, you have a unique opportunity to share your story and turn your experience into inspiration for others confronting the disease. Your personal perspective as an individual living with the disease, a caregiver or an affected friend or family member will provide practical advice, encouragement, insight and support to our readers. Your words will inspire and comfort others going through similar experiences and let them know that they are not alone.

Here are some suggested topics, but we know you can think of many more:
-Recognizing the first symptoms of the disease
-Meeting the challenges of everyday life
-Adjusting to physical and cognitive changes
-Experiencing a rollercoaster ride of emotions
-Sharing a diagnosis and facing possible stereotypes
-Changing roles and relationships
-Asking others for help and support
-Managing stress
-The lighter side –there will be some funny moments!

Please go to to submit your story.

Select the Living with Alzheimer’s title from the pull down menu, enter your story title and cut and paste your story into the box on the form. Be sure to indicate "South Carolina Chapter" in the “Comments” section of the submission form. Then press the submit button to enter your story. It’s as simple as that!

Submissions are due by October 15. To learn more, including details on submission and guidelines for story length, please visit .

Alzheimer's Association
Beth Sulkowski