Emily Gillespie Clement

Emily is a writer and language enthusiast who wishes she were more of a polymath, or at least as skilled as Data from Star Trek, the Next Generation. Her husband Jeff is a former hardware man and architectural rehabber who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease in 2007. They raised three daughters and a son near Annapolis, Maryland, where Emily currently cares for Jeff, blogs, and is working on a fourth children’s book.


Posted on: August 30, 2012 by

On Being “One and Whole”

Throughout my tenure as chief blogger from the spouse perspective, I’ve tried to present the realities of Alzheimer’s while sprinkling… Continue Reading


Posted on: May 30, 2012 by

An Alzheimer’s Toolbox

I’m sitting in the courtyard of the assisted living dementia unit where Jeff lives. He is in a weathered teak… Continue Reading


Posted on: April 30, 2012 by

Rough Seas

When it’s maelstrom season in your Alzheimer’s world, you might not have much time or appetite for keeping the Captain’s… Continue Reading


Posted on: March 28, 2012 by

Sometimes Alzheimer’s Takes the Wheel

In the weeks since I wrote my last blog post for the Fisher Center, Jeff and I and our Alzheimer’s-flavored… Continue Reading


Posted on: February 23, 2012 by


”Yeah, I noticed all those things,” Jeff says, looking up from his favorite kitchen chair. ”Oh yeah?” I say. “What… Continue Reading

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