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About this project

"Every time you smile I smile and that's how smiles should work."

Every Minute is a New Day: The Language of Dementia is a book I have been working on for years. It is about hope, life, and love. 
Thank you for helping me bring this message of change so that together we can make the world a beautiful and better place to live with Alzheimer's Disease.
 

"Who makes the egg salad in your soul"

Alzheimer's and Dementia causes a multitude of physical issues, memory loss being one small piece of the disease. One of the most difficult hurdles is communication. Not only do language centers become damaged, but the ability to process and work out problems fades. It leaves the person at a loss as to how to communicate their needs or how to go about providing the needs for themselves.

Every Minute is a New Day is a chronicling of experiences and observations from years as an Alzheimer's nurse. The difficulties in caring for these fragile and resilient souls is met with challenges at every turn. Language transforms into an adventure of the spirit.

Every Minute is a New Day cuts out the heavy clinical jargon and goes straight to the human aspect of the disease, the emotional center. It is written for every single person to read both for education and enlightenment. 

"Do you think that the early bird can get through the storm?"  

Working closely with my patients has taught me many lessons in how to better communicate as a nurse, a professional, a writer, and how to be a better, more compassionate person in my personal life. Love, laughter, and a daily dose of dancing is the key to success as an Alzheimer's nurse and as a human being. 

 The need for greater understanding of what to expect as Dementia takes so many members of our aging population and an alarmingly large number of an early-onset population is increasing every year. It is a worldwide epidemic that is only going to get worse. My hope is that Every Minute is a New Day will help not only the families dealing with Alzheimer's and Dementia but whole communities can transform into safe places for people with Dementia. 

Only by working together can we give love and life to whatever the future has to offer.  

"Do you eat sunshine for breakfast?"  

 "Don't let the tiger get you down."

All contributions to Every Minute is a New Day will be used for publishing and marketing. The process has begun. If we are lucky to go above goal, the extra funds will also be used in additional publishing features such as the recording of an audio book version and a more global marketing plan.

At least 20% of all royalties from book sales will go towards Alzheimer's & Dementia research, support, and educational organizations directly from the author. 

*This project is based on the observations of Nurse Bitterpill, a blog Amy Moloney started years ago, find us here at Nursebitterpill.com: an Alzheimer's Blog. 


Risks and challenges

The risk of any literary work is finding an audience. My hope is that this becomes a universal message of love and understanding rather than just another book about Alzheimer's Disease.

Publishing is sometimes a long and involved process that for the most part involves people that are not the author. I anticipate this work taking until at least early 2016. It is always possible that logistics can stretch that target to later in the year. I will keep you updated throughout the process. No matter how long it takes, this project will be seen to fruition.

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