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Writer and photographer celebrates his father's brave, good-humored struggle with Alzheimer's
By: Shanti Arts Publishing
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—
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 email@example.com. His website is www.petermaeck.com.
Remembrance of Things Present is an important book for our time as dementia nears epidemic proportions;