How would you feel if your traditional family recipes were lost forever?
Most likely awful! Most people don’t realize that cooking is one of the first activities affected for individuals with Alzheimer’s who were the primary cooks in the family and the effects are felt by their loved ones who enjoyed their meals for many years. Family recipes are the heart of tradition, and if they are lost family heritage is lost too.
In spring of 2006, when Barbara Magro heard the diagnosis of her mother’s disease and witnessed her mother’s decline, she set out to preserve her family recipes that were at the heart of her upbringing. Recipes to Remember - My Epicurean Journey to Preserve my Mother’s Italian Cooking from Memory Loss is the result. This heartwarming book showcases the soul-satisfying food of an Italian-American family through generational recipes and stories around them that were saved before they were lost to the jaws of Alzheimer’s disease. As seen in the Wall Street Journal, Daytime TV and WPLG 10 Miami. http://www.recipestoremember.net/.
To purchase a book for $30, please call us at 757.459.2405. $5 from each book sold through our office will be donated to our chapter. Please make checks payable to Barbara Magro and send to Alzheimer's Association, 6350 Center Drive, Suite 102, Norfolk, VA 23502.
Support Respite Care Subsidy Assistance for Alzheimer’s family caregivers 50% of the proceeds from the downloads of Just 3 Words and I’m Still Here will be donated to the Alzheimer’s Association Southeastern Virginia Chapter.
The End of Alzheimer’s Begins with Me!
My name is Tina Micula. I am a singer/songwriter and advocate for those affected by Alzheimer’s disease. I became involved with individuals with Alzheimer's and their families in 2001 when I began playing music in assisted living facilities.
I learned quickly that the emotional and financial stress of caregiving often leaves caregivers without time to attend to their own physical, emotional and spiritual needs. Respite care services that provide caregivers an opportunity to receive a much-needed break from their 24/7 labor of love is a critical need that is often cost prohibitive for many families especially in the current economic climate.
As a Champion of Hope for those touched by Alzheimer’s disease, I would like to help support the availability of respite services for those in financial need caring for their loved ones. I have written and performed two songs – Just 3 Words and I’m Still Here – that honors the 15 million caregivers in the United States who provide unpaid care for someone with Alzheimer’s or other dementias.
For every download of Just 3 Words and I’m Still Here, 50% of the proceeds will be donated to the Alzheimer’s Association Southeastern Virginia Chapter to subsidize the cost of respite care for those who could not otherwise afford it.
Please visit http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/tinamicula to download your copy of Just 3 Words and/or I’m Still Here and make a difference in the life of an Alzheimer’s family. You can also purchase the film "Remember for Me" on DVD for a donation of $10 or more here.
The End of Alzheimer’s Begins with Me! Thank you for your support!!Tina Micula