Alzheimer’s …Put That Knife Away…and Room To Room Song


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Psychologist and Author Phyllis Palm of “Put That Knife Away,” will join us to talk about her personal journey with her husband’s Dementia.In 2010 they moved to Mesa, Arizona to care for her husband of 22 years who has Alzheimer’s disease. Why Arizona? Because she and her husband spent many happy times in Arizona with her three adult children and her two grandchildren and she thought they would help her care for her husband who became very angry any time she tried to hire help in New York.
Now Dr. Palm is a volunteer support group leader for the Alzheimer’s Association and speaks to support caregivers both family and professional. She is the author of a memoir about her transformation as a result of becoming a caregiver for her husband who now resides in a memory care unit in Mesa.

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mark_etheredge_musician_2Our second guest will be Musician, Mark Etheredge Mark’s song “Room to Room” is gorgeous and moving and is a tribute to his mom who has been living with Alzheimer’s. It’s powerfully spare, just piano, stately viola flourishes, and Etheredge’s most soulful singing. His friend and, sometime creative collaborator, lyricist Michael Cronin, wrote the words. “When Michael handed me these lyrics, I just couldn’t deal with it, but over time I realized it was an important story to share,” he says.

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5 Replies to “Alzheimer’s …Put That Knife Away…and Room To Room Song”

  1. In 2008, a 74-year-old Kentucky woman with Alzheimer’s shot her daughter-in-law with a gun hidden in the home. A Connecticut woman was fatally beaten with a hammer by her 85-year-old husband, who had Alzheimer’s.

    1. HI Jodi
      These things do happen. It can be very scarey in some situations, but not all who have the disease are a danger. In fact most are not. Thank you for sharing this information though.


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