In connection with a recent speaking engagement sponsored by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region in Ontario there was an article about Holding on to Mamie in The St. Catharine’s Standard (and affiliated publications) https://www.stcatharinesstandard.ca/news-story/8612856-into-the-mind-of-dementia/ and a segment on Cogeco television https://yourtv.tv/node/92736?c=niagara
Since Holding on to Mamie: My Mother, Dementia and Me was launched, Elizabeth Murray has been promoting her book and/or speaking at events throughout Manitoba and Ontario, many of which have been organized by local Alzheimer Societies, including:
- Alzheimer Society of Manitoba conferences (exhibitor, October 2015, March 2016, October 2016, March 2017 and October 2017)
- Alzheimer Society of Manitoba First Link Coordinator Semi-Annual meeting (speaker, March 2016)
- Alzheimer Society of Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes, Northumberton & Haliburton Community Education (speaker, June 2016)
- University of Manitoba School of Medicine Gerontology Students’ Association and the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba (speaker, December 2016 and May 2018)
- Alzheimer Society of Manitoba CJOB panel (January 2017)
- Alzheimer Society of Oxford County Community Education (speaker, May 2017)
- Manitoba Association of Gerontology Nurses (speaker, September 2017)
- Alzheimer Society of Timmins – Porcupine Caregivers Conference (speaker, September 2017)
- Alzheimer Society of Lanark Leeds Grenville Red Dress Gala (speaker, November 2017)
- Alzheimer Society of London and Middlesex County Annual Conference (exhibitor, November 2017)
- Mount Hope Centre for Long Term Care, London, Ontario (speaker, April 2018)
- Kaleidoscope Cottage, St. Thomas, Ontario (speaker, April 2018)
- Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region Brain Wave Café (speaker, May 2018)
-Holding on to Mamie: My Mother, Dementia and Me was featured in articles in The Minnedosa Tribune and the Neepawa Banner.
“Liz’s presentation was both poignant and powerful,” Parham said. “The audience really connected with her story. A number of people said that they wished they had heard her speak before they began their own journey with dementia.”
Family, friends and residents of The Waverley Retirement Residence welcomed Elizabeth Murray as a guest speaker. Author readings were hosted by the public libraries in Altona, Winkler and Portage la Prairie. Elizabeth Murray joined a representative of the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba as a presenter at the Forget-me-Not Fair at the River Ridge Retirement Residence.
TERRY MCLEOD, host of CBC Winnipeg’s Weekend Morning Show interviewed Elizabeth Murray on March 22, 2016. Elizabeth also joined Dahlia Kurtz CJOB, Jayme Giesbrecht CFAM and Cody Buhler CFRY on their weekday programs. Articles on Holding on to Mamie appeared in The Red River Valley Echo, The Winkler Times and The Portage Daily Graphic.
THE ALZHEIMER SOCIETY OF MANITOBA - ELIZABETH MURRAY spoke at an Education Day for leaders and facilitators of the P.I.E.C.E.S. Program on March 22, 2016. Attendees described her presentation as “inspirational”, “engaging” and “thought provoking.”
HOLDING ON TO MAMIE FEATURED in the Winnipeg Free Press on February 17, 2016.
Thank you to Jen Zoratti for her thoughtful observations about Holding on to Mamie and the issues facing caregivers who have loved ones with dementia.
Read the full article at www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/light-beyond-the-darkness-369053741.html
THE ALZHEIMER SOCIETY OF MANITOBA offers praise for Holding on to Mamie in its February newsletter, saying the book provides “valuable insight.”
Check out www.alzheimer.mb.ca/enewsletter-february-2016/#mamie to read the article and find out more about the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba.
I started reading your book and could not put in down.
Your book was powerful, poignant, passionate and compassionate. It was insightful, educational, and very relevant. What amazed me the most was the human factors - how each relative reacted to another and to the information going their way. Your writing style made me think that you were sitting across from me at my kitchen table and we were having a cup of tea while you were relating your story.
An amazing story that will help lots of people in similar situations.
I just finished your book. I loved it. I had a hard time putting it down.
I read your book in three days because it was so compelling. You write so well that my heart ached for you.
Reading your book Holding on to Mamie was a profoundly moving experience for me. Books about dementia, especially with our aging population, are important to our understanding of the disease process and its effect on family and society. Thank you!