Alzheimer's Association Holds Book Reading And Discussion

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

The Alzheimer’s Association will hold a book reading and discussion event of Chicken Soup for the Soul: Living with Alzheimer’s & Other Dementias featuring local experts from the Alzheimer’s Association. The book, comprised of essays, stories and poems from people living with Alzheimer's or another dementia, caregivers and affected friends and family members, will help raise awareness of the Alzheimer’s epidemic and comfort those impacted by the disease. 

The Alzheimer’s Association book reading will take place on June 10 at Barnes & Noble in Chattanooga.  The event begins at 6 p.m. and will include special excerpts from Chicken Soup for the Soul: Living with Alzheimer’s & Other Dementias, followed by a discussion.  The event is open to the public.

Hixson resident, Kelle Riley’s story, “Always A Mother,” is one of the 101 stories published in this new collection. She will be attending the event to read an excerpt from her story. 

“This collection of personal stories will offer families who are facing a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s comfort and encouragement in each stage of the disease,” says Madison Vincent, chapter communications manager. “We are grateful for the opportunity to raise awareness for the book and our organization while meeting people within the community who may be dealing with a diagnosis.” 

To RSVP for this event, please call 800/272-3900. 

For more than 20 years, Chicken Soup for the Soul has published inspirational books with extraordinary stories. The Alzheimer’s Association and Chicken Soup for the Soup collaborated to create this important collection of 101 stories to support the more than five million Americans living with Alzheimer’s and their 15.5 million caregivers. The personal submissions provide practical advice, encouragement, insight and support to readers. 

Alzheimer’s disease is the nation’s sixth leading cause of death and the only cause of death among the top 10 in the U.S. without a way to prevent, cure or even slow its progression. In 2013, 15.5 million family and friends provided 17.7 billion hours of unpaid care to those with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. 


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