Helfgott Esther Altshul

About Helfgott Esther Altshul

Esther Altshul Helfgott is a nonfiction writer and poet with a PhD in history from the University of Washington. Her work appears in Journal of Poetry Therapy, Maggid: A Journal of Jewish Literature, American Imago, Floating Bridge Review, HistoryLink, Blue Lyra Review, Beyond Forgetting: Poetry and Prose about Alzheimer’s Disease, Holly Hughes, ed. (Kent State University Press, 2009) Into the Storm: Journeys with Alzheimer's Collin Tong, ed. (Book Publisher's Network, 2014) and is forthcoming in Gary Glazner’s Dementia Arts: Celebrating Creativity in Elder Care (Health Professionals Press, 2014) and Eric Pfeiffer, M.D.’s Mastering Caregiving in Alzheimer’s Disease and other Dementias (Yale University Press, 2015). Esther is a longtime literary activist, a 2010 Jack Straw poet, and founder of Seattle’s “It’s About Time Writer’s Reading Series,” now in its 24th year. She is the author of The Homeless one: A Poem in Many Voices (Kota, 2000), Dear Alzheimer’s: A Caregiver’s Diary & Poems (Cave Moon Press, 2013) and Listening to Mozart: Poems of Alzheimer’s (Cave Moon Press, 2014) and writes the blog Witnessing Alzheimer’s: A Caregiver’s View for the Seattle P.I. www.estherhelfgott.com

Writing to Heal: Poems of Alzheimer’s

Writing to Heal: Poems of Alzheimer’s

A writer and caregiver, Esther Altshul Helfgott shares how writing helped her heal after losing her husband to Alzheimer’s disease. By remembering, instead of “moving on,” Helfgott has learned to process, grieve and ultimately heal through poetry.  The following has been written by Helfgott for our Alzheimers.net readers. I write you onto the page how else to keep you with […]

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