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: January 23, 2012 by

Laying Down the Law

Being a more or less full-time caregiver doesn’t mean you know how to entertain your caregivee more or less full-time.… Continue Reading

This kind of drained battery takes all night to recharge...

Posted on: December 20, 2011 by

Keeping the Hall-Decking Simple

About managing holiday confusion… I’m not much of a natural when it comes to hosting holiday meals. Nor did I… Continue Reading


Posted on: November 15, 2011 by

Needed: An Rx for Quandary

Alzheimer’s caregivers have a very conflicted relationship with medications. I cannot, offhand, think of another branch of pharmaceutical science where… Continue Reading


Posted on: October 21, 2011 by

Mixing Metaphors, Ionically Speaking

Obtaining an Alzheimer’s diagnosis can be a long and winding road. Ours sure was. Come to think of it, I… Continue Reading


Posted on: September 28, 2011 by

The Murky Spyglass, or: Can “After” start Now?

At some point in the Alzheimer’s spousing game you have to figure out a way to start worming your way… Continue Reading

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