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AlzAuthors: Untangling Alzheimer's & Dementia

Rosanne Corcoran Untangles Dementia Care and the Sandwich Generation

  • S8E54
  • 1:13:46
  • February 28th 2022

About Rosanne Corcoran

Rosanne Corcoran cared for her mother over a 12-year span, starting as a stealth caregiver, to full time caregiver, to in-home, sandwich caregiver for her mother’s final 6 years. Finding herself part of a growing caregiving community in need of both support and critical information, she has conducted exhaustive research into caregiving strategies for aging parents. To assist this community, share information and provide support, she started a regional Daughterhood Circle in the Philadelphia suburbs in 2019. In November of that year, she created Daughterhood The Podcast: For Caregivers to engage a dynamic group of subject matter experts to help others navigate these uncharted, and many times, tumultuous waters. She also blogs at A member of the AlzAuthors management team, she assists with the technological side of our virtual events, and offers much appreciated guidance and support.

In this episode, we discuss the difficulties she encountered in getting a proper medical diagnosis for her mother, caregiving during COVID, the pitfalls in being a competent caregiver, how to survive life in the sandwich generation, and the grief that comes when dementia care reaches its natural conclusion.

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AlzAuthors: Untangling Alzheimer's & Dementia

Welcome to the AlzAuthors podcast! We’re so glad you found us. We are the global community of authors writing about Alzheimer's and dementia from personal experience to light the way for others. Join us each week as one of our authors shares their dementia journey, revealing intimate details and painfully obtained knowledge to help others currently on this path. We hope our stories offer comfort and support as we strive to break the silence and stigma surrounding a dementia diagnosis. May one of our authors speak to your experience. For more info please visit

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Marianne Sciucco
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    Marianne is a registered nurse, dementia daughter, and author of the novel Blue Hydrangeas, an Alzheimer’s love story. She is also a founding member of AlzAuthors and a director and manager. With more than 250 authors contributing to AlzAuthors, there is a wealth of knowledge to share.

    “Our goal is to eliminate the silence and stigma surrounding the most important disease of our generation, estimated to affect 50 million people worldwide,” she says. “We’ve curated hundreds of powerful and profound stories, spanning all disease types and stages through a variety of genres. And now you can listen to these authors tell their stories on the podcast.”

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