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Vin Zappacosta Reading: Dementia Mama Drama
October 18, 2020 @ 6:30 pm EDTFree
Welcome to the relationship of a modern family… a mother, her son and his husband. Today’s family may look different but the feelings are the same as we all begin to switch roles caring for our aging parents. “Dementia-Mama-Drama” is our story of the daily doses of dementia as caregivers for Mama.
Join the bumpy bittersweet ride that we shared together. We dealt with it all through the power of love, music and humor. The book is a hopeful, humorous and helpful look at Alzheimer’s highlighted with many photos.
Our book began as therapy documenting our nightly visits with Mama. During that time it became an important coping tool for all of us. Mama wanted her story to be told and we promised her that we would. It follows our ups and downs with the disease by sharing how we used humor in a seemingly hopeless situation, making lemonade out of our lemons.
We know many of you will relate to our experiences and that our “Daily Doses” will bring a smile or a tear helping you through your own “Dementia Drama”.
Vincent Zappacosta has been a writer and photographer ever since he was a little boy back in Catholic school. His professional background has been in theatre, yoga, and graphic design.
His writings as a caregiver and a strong advocate for dementia and Alzheimer’s have been published by several leading Alzheimer’s organizations. Vin has two blogs “nyc2vin” and “Dementia-Mama-Drama”. He has received national awards for his graphic design but still has room on his shelf for more.
Vin and his husband Douglass Christensen continue to work on “Some Of These Daze” the play based on their experiences as caregivers in the book “Dementia-Mama-Drama”. We’ll see you at the theatre.
- October 18, 2020
6:30 pm EDT
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- author, books, education, FREE, Interview, literary, Panel, Reading, virtual
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- aging, authors, dementia, Easton PA, eastonbookfestival, educational, elderly, events, family, free, humor, lehigh valley, memoir, mental health, online, PAfamilyfun, publishing, reading, seniors, virtual