Into The Storm

Into The Storm

by Collin Tong

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Last year, an estimated 5.2 million Americans had Alzheimer’s disease. When Seattle journalist Collin Tong’s late wife, Linda, was stricken with younger-onset Alzheimer’s at 51, she joined the more than 200,000 Americans under 65 who develop the disease.
In his compelling new anthology, Into the Storm: Journeys with Alzheimer’s, twenty-three writers, journalists, educators, health practitioners, social workers, clergy and other family caregivers from across the United States share their intimate stories of caring for loved ones with Alzheimer's disease and dementia.
With unflinching candor, these authors reveal their heartaches, fears, and challenges, displaying integrity and uncommon resilience in the face of tragedy. Their journeys provide a remarkable tapestry of hope for the millions of families coping with the scourge of Alzheimer’s.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940148263708
Publisher: Book Publishers Network
Publication date: 01/21/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 104
File size: 637 KB

About the Author

Collin Tong graduated from the University of Redlands, earned his M.A. in China regional studies at the University of Washington, and did Ph.d. studies in East Asian history at the University of California, Berkeley. He is a correspondent for Crosscut News and University Outlook magazine. He is also a Seattle-based stringer for The New York Times.
Prior to his current journalistic work, he served as senior director of communications for Washington State University, visiting lecturer at the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at WSU, and public affairs director at the Alliance for Education.
He also taught East Asian history at Lone Mountain College [San Francisco College for Women at the University of San Francisco] and served in Thailand as a Peace Corps volunteer. He was a member of the National Peace Corps Association board of directors.
A former Michele Clark Fellow at the Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education’s 1976 Summer Program for Minority Journalists, Tong is the recipient of awards from the Fund for Journalism on Jewish Life and Washington Press Association. In 2012, he received the University of Redlands’ Distinguished Alumni Achievement Service Award.
He serves on the advisory committee for the nonprofit global health organization, Village Health Works, international service committee of the Rotary Club of Seattle, and Chancellor’s Advisory Council for Seattle Community Colleges

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