Sep 1, 2018
Irene talks about why she choose the novel format rather than writing a memoir, how the stigma of Alzheimer’s disease compares to cancer, and how a horoscope in her local paper galvanized her to finally start writing her story.
Much of Irene’s early non-fiction pieces focus on a family caregiver’s journey, especially as that journey relates to taking care of a family member with a terminal illness such as cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, and other dementia. Readers simply need to enter a keyword in the search engine found on her personal blog site, and all articles relating to those keywords will instantly pop up for her readers to readily peruse.
The primary motivation for her writing quest: to open readers’ eyes while ushering support into each reader’s corner. And who couldn’t use a little more help now and then?
Ms. Olson is a member of AlzAuthors, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that strives to lift the silence and stigma of Alzheimer’s and other dementias, through a digital platform and community events. She lives in Washington state with her husband.
To learn more about Irene, click here.