Reviews & Press
David Hyde Pierce
In the Garden is meticulously and lovingly observed and written, capturing the father’s erratic behavior and flights of poetry, and the struggle of his children to adjust and cope and hold on to lives that are forever changed.
Riding the Waves is lovely with its gentle humor. It subtly reveals the tensions and cross-currents in the family, and the shape-shifting of the father and son gives us a window into Isabel’s world, and into her daughter’s confusion and frustration.
David Hyde Pierce, Emmy-award winning actor and comedian. Pierce has spent years working with the Alzheimer's Association on behalf of Americans with Alzheimer's disease, appearing in Washington D.C. to testify in support of expanding funding for treatment.
— Carl Eisdorfer, MD, PhD, co-author, Loss of Self and of Caring for Your Aging Parent
Peter V. Rabins
— Peter V. Rabins, MD, MPH, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, co-author, The 36 Hour Day
— Tommy Hays, author, The Pleasure Was Mine
Lisa P. Gwyther
— Lisa P. Gwyther, MSW, LCSW, Director Duke Family Support Program, Durham (NC), co-author, The Alzheimer's Action Plan
John C. Morris
— John C. Morris, MD, Friedman Distinguished Professor of Neurology and Director, Knight Alzheimer Disease Research Center, Washington University, St Louis
Ronald J. Manheimer
— Ronald J. Manheimer, PhD, author of A Map to the End of Time: Wayfaring with Friends and Philosophers
— Soo Borson, MD, Professor (Emerita), University of Washington School of Medicine
Charles OyamO Gordon
— Charles OyamO Gordon, Writer-in-Residence at The University of Michigan, author, Boundless Grace and The Resurrection of Lady Lester
— Stuart Dybek, MacArthur Fellow and Whiting Writers’ Award Winner, author: The Coast of Chicago, I Sailed with Magellan, and Streets in Their Own Ink
Edward M. Moersfelder
— Edward M. Moersfelder, Theatre Artist and Writer, St. Croix (WI) Festival Theatre
— Marcia Wofford, MD, Associate Dean of Medical Education Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC
Dr. Murali Doraiswamy
— Dr. Murali Doraiswamy, Professor of Psychiatry and Medicine, Duke University, co-author, The Alzheimer’s Action Plan
— Eric Kandel, MD, University Professor, and Professor of Psychiatry Columbia University, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology 2000
Playwright Matthew Widman receives the IPPY Award at ceremony in New York City in May, 2014.
Asheville Citizen Times Health Kudos: IPPY Award Release
Nonprofit wins for “The MemoryCare Plays”
ASHEVILLE – MemoryCare’s recently published book, “The MemoryCare Plays,” has received a bronze medal for best anthology at the 2014 Independent Publisher Book Awards. The IPPY awards honor the year’s best independently published books and was presented in New York City on May 28. In 2014, the contest drew more than 5,500 entries from authors and publishers in all 50 U.S. states, nine Canadian provinces, and 32 countries.
“The MemoryCare Plays” are edited by Dr. Margaret A. Noel, founder of MemoryCare, a nonprofit that provides integrated services for persons with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias and their caregivers.
The three plays contained in “The MemoryCare Plays” anthology strive to dramatize the full impact of progressive memory disorders upon the individual and to illustrate the richness and complexity of the caregiving relationship, with all of its challenges and rewards.
The MemoryCare Plays received a bronze medal for best anthology at the 2014 Independent Publisher Book Awards. The “IPPY” Awards honor the year’s best independently published books. In 2014, the contest drew over 91 entries from authors and publishers in all 50 U.S. states, nine Canadian provinces, and 32 countries overseas.