On June 8 through 10 we have to vacate our condominium while they do some work. As I am sure you understand, I will have my hands full making sure that this experience does not become overly disconcerting for Dotty. I won't let her go down hill during this period of change.
Since it is likely that I won't have much time to write, let alone edit, I am opening up the Alzheimer's Reading Room for anyone that wants to write an article or pose a question to our audience.
Your article or question will publish with your byline (name) at the top and with a short (very short) bio at the end. I would prefer that you include an image, but this is not a requirement. I will include a link back to your website, blog, Facebook page, or Twitter feed. You will get promoted for your effort.
I am particularly interested in advice and insight into Alzheimer's caregiving. Have a story, incident, or some good advice about one of your learning experiences -- shoot us an article. Keep in mind this is not the New York Times, so don't worry about writing like a pro. Just tell us what you have to say in your own words.
If you would like to pose a question or ask for advice, write it up and send it to me. If you are a support group moderator, I know we would all enjoy and benefit from hearing from you. Anything goes.
I know we have nurses, home care professionals, geriatric case managers, and even neurologists on this website. If you have a story to tell -- tell us. The majority of the readers of this website are thirsty for knowledge and they want to learn how to improve their own experience.
If you know a writer, blogger, or professional in the field of Alzheimer's or caregiving, please let them know about this opportunity.
If you think this is an opportunity to promote a product with an article that sounds like an advertisement that won't work. If you want to write an article in the form of a sponsored advertisement you can buy some space, and then I will publish it so that our readers understand it is a paid advertisement.
Don't get me wrong. I am already helping people "promote" their business. In return, they are supplying some of the best insight and advice I have ever read on the Internet about Alzheimer's. I am pro-business. If you convince me that you are "great" at what you do, I want to help people that need your service -- find you.
If you write know this. The article, a summary of the article, or the article headline is going to fly all over the Internet. For certain it will land on many social media sites. We have three Facebook pages (over 3,000 like us), several Twitter feeds (10,000 plus), and plenty of blogs that syndicate our content. If the article is real good it might end up on the online website of a major newspaper via a syndication deal I have in place.
If you submit an article you own the copy right, but you are granting us the right to syndicate the article. Your article will be treated like all Alzheimer's Reading Room articles. I will treat your article the same way I treat my own articles.
If you submit an article and it gets published here, I will offer you a place on our upcoming contributers page. I will also ask you to write again. If its just a one time shot, that is fine.
Bob DeMarco is the editor of the Alzheimer's Reading Room and an Alzheimer's caregiver. Bob has written more than 1,510 articles with more than 8,000 links on the Internet. Bob resides in Delray Beach, FL.