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Carillon VP Drummond Publishes Book on Alzheimer’s Care

Here at Carillon, we’ve long known that our own Mary Ann Drummond is passionate about the issue of Alzheimer’s care. She is, after all, the architect of our Garden Place Alzheimer’s care program. But this week, as we turned the pages of her first published book on the subject, we understood more fully how profound her connection is to people and families affected by Alzheimer’s.

Engaging and accessible, Drummond’s e-book, Meet Me Where I Am, connects with caregivers on a highly personal level. It illuminates the journey families go through when dealing with Alzheimer’s disease, and helps caregivers transcend the day-to-day trials and tribulations of the disease to come to a place of hope, help and peace.

Over the next six weeks, we will serialize Drummond’s six-chapter book here in this blog. Check back on Wednesday, January 29, to read Chapter I, Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease, in its entirety.

Richard Seifried, executive director of Carillon Assisted Living of Mooresville and himself a 20-plus-year dementia care expert, says Meet Me Where I Am is unlike any Alzheimer’s care book on the market today.

“Until now, I’ve yet to find a comprehensive book with facts, information and possibilities,” says Seifried, whose Mooresville Garden Place Alzheimer’s care program serves seniors in the Lake Norman area outside Charlotte. “What I love about this book is it demystifies the traditional idea of what it is to live with this disease, and it opens your eyes to all that is still possible, rather than focusing on the heartbreak.”

To download Drummond’s book, visit, and download to your Kindle or PC from the link: http://




Posted in Alzheimer's and Dementia Care, Perspectives on Alzheimer's, Resources on January 24, 2014

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