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Chicken Soup for the Soul:
Living with Alzheimer’s & Other Forms of Dementia
101 Stories of Caregiving, Coping, and Compassion

We are pleased to announce that Chicken Soup for the Soul is working with the Alzheimer’s Association to make a very special and important book. Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia on an on-going basis can be extremely difficult and stressful. If you are caring for someone or you are a patient in the early stages of the disease and are comfortable writing about your personal challenges, we invite you to share your stories. Your story as a caregiver, a loved one or a patient will provide practical advice, encouragement, insight, and support to our readers and will inspire and comfort others going through similar experiences and let them know that they are not alone.Here are some suggested topics, but we know you can think of many more:

• Recognizing the first symptoms of the disease
• Meeting the challenges of everyday life
• Dealing with the physical changes
• Dealing with the rollercoaster ride of emotions
• Reactions from the outside world
• Reacting to personality changes
• Asking others for help
• Coping with the stress
• The lighter side — and there will be some funny moments!

Please remember, we no longer publish “as told to” stories. Please write in the first person about yourself or someone close to you. If you ghostwrite a story for someone else we will list that person’s name as the author. If a story was previously published, we will probably not use it unless it ran in a small circulation venue. Let us know where the story was previously published in the “Comments” section of the submission form. If the story was published in a past Chicken Soup for the Soul book, please do not submit it.

If your story is chosen, you will be a published author and your 50-word bio will be printed in the book if you so choose. You will also receive a check for $200 and 10 free copies of your book, worth more than $100. You will retain the copyright for your story and you will retain the right to resell it.

Proceeds from this book will support the work of the Alzheimer’s Association. They are the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. The contributors whose stories are obtained through the Alzheimer’s Association will be waiving their $200 fees and will have us give the $200 to the Association instead. If you are one of our past contributors, and you would like to do the same, please let us know and we will take care of it. You will still receive your ten free copies of the book and all your other contributor’s perks. We will also be paying a large royalty to the Alzheimer’s Association for each book sold.

If you are affiliated with a chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association please let us know. Make note of that information in the “Comments” section of the submission form.

SUBMISSIONS GO TO OUR WEBSITE. Select the Submit Your Story link on the left tool bar and follow the directions.

The deadline for story and poem submissions is October 15, 2013.

CONTACT USPlease do not reply or send questions to this address. For any further questions or correspondence, contact webmaster@chickensoupforthesoul.com or visit our website at http://www.chickensoup.com.

Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing, LLC
P.O. Box 700
Cos Cob, CT 06807-0700
 

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