Lynda J. Olander Converse | His Name Was Merle: Our Journey Through Alzheimer's Disease
Welcome to my online home, where I share my family’s Alzheimer’s journey and help
you through yours. Alzheimer’s Disease is a devastating illness that affects not
only the person diagnosed with it, but also the family, friends, and community. When
my father was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease, we had so many questions, fears,
and concerns. I looked for information to help us understand this new reality, but
the one piece of information I could not find was this: A book detailing one family’s
I found information that explained Alzheimer’s from a clinical standpoint, but not
from the standpoint of family members in the midst of it. I began taking notes about
our family’s journey and those notes eventually became the book I share with you
on this site, His Name Was Merle: Our Journey Through Alzheimer’s Disease.
Whether you have a family history of Alzheimer’s Disease or know someone who is dealing
with this illness now, I hope your stay on this site provides some insight, answer,
and even encouragement to you.
Look around. Stay a while. And drop me a line to say hi and let me know about your