Writer and photographer celebrates his father's brave, good-humored struggle with Alzheimer's

By: Shanti Arts Publishing
Remembrance of Things Present, by Peter Maeck
Remembrance of Things Present, by Peter Maeck
BRUNSWICK, Maine - April 13, 2017 - PRLog -- Caring for an aging father diagnosed with Alzheimer's exposes a multitude of experiences and feelings. Writer and photographer Peter Maeck approached this extremely difficult time of life with extraordinary mindfulness and compassion.

In Remembrance of Things Present, Peter Maeck celebrates his father's brave, good-humored struggle with Alzheimer's Disease. With rhyming verse and his own photographs, Maeck traces his personal journey from resistance to acceptance of a loved one's dementia.

Maeck has presented his story at TEDx and Alzheimer's Association events in the U.S. and abroad, and he has heard countless caregivers—both familial and professional—confess their frustration, regret, despair, and even rage in dealing with a dementia diagnosis and the ensuing progression of the disease. Clearly, caregivers everywhere need and deserve caregiving as much as their patients do.

Remembrance of Things Present aims to comfort, console, and inspire persons with Alzheimer's Disease and other forms of dementia, their loved ones, clinicians, researchers, and all whose lives are touched by dementia. As Maeck says, "If art can offer no more than symptomatic and palliative relief from the effects of Alzheimer's Disease, that is no less than modern medicine has done to date. Ideally, art and science can work together to reduce dementia's effects and ultimately reach a cure."

Peter Maeck is a poet, playwright, and photographer whose work has been produced and exhibited both in the United States and internationally. He served as a U.S. State Department American Cultural Specialist in Tanzania and Morocco, and he has created training programs for major U.S. corporations. He holds a B.A. in English from Dartmouth College and an M.F.A. in Playwriting from Brandeis University.

Maeck is available for talks and presentations for nursing associations, caregiving support groups, assisted-living organizations, and more. He may be contacted at pmaeck@gmail.com. His website is www.petermaeck.com.

Remembrance of Things Present  is an important book for our time as dementia nears epidemic proportions; it is wisdom gleaned from facing one of life's most horrific afflictions with word, image, and love.

ISBN: 978-1-941830-80-2  |  $ 19.95  |  softcover


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