Susan Grossman

In 1994 my father-in-law died and we discovered that my mother-in-law was not doing well. We brought her to live with us, and after a series of testing she was diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease. I became a stay at home full-time caregiver.

We were quite young - mid thirties since my husbands parents had him late in life, and I was totally unprepared for caregiving and knew nothing about Alzheimer's Disease. It turned out my small local support group was 3 women over 70 taking care of spouses - and I couldn't relate. My mom suggested I search the Internet, but there was really very little available.

My response was to put up a web site, ALZwell, to establish support and information for myself and others like me. From this small start it has grown quite large over the years and even now that my mother-in-law has passed on, I am still maintaining the site, keeping up with the disease and answering hundreds of letters a week.

These few pages here on ElderCare Online provide practical ideas and outlets for caregivers to loved ones with Alzheimer's Disease.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Selected Resources from ALZwell


Caregiving

   Stories
   Tips

Resources
   Book Lists and Excerpts
   ALZwell Newsletters

Escapes
   Have a Little Fun
   World Views

Emotions
   Anger Page
   Memorials

2000 Susan R. Grossman. All Rights Reserved.


"ALZwell Tonight" Chat Schedule
   August 9: Doscussing the Alzheimer's Diagnosis (9:00 - 10:00PM EST)

"ALZwell Tonight" Chat Transcripts
     July 26: Difficult Decisions
     June 14: Ways to Make and Take Time for the Caregiver
     May 25: Caregiver Guilt
     May 11: Caring for a Loved One with Dementia -- Being Prepared

Click here to Visit Susan's Website