Us Against Alzheimer’s: Stories of Family, Love, and Faith
publication dateSep 21, 2019 publication descriptionMarita Golden/Arcade
publication descriptionThis groundbreaking multicultural anthology shares moving personal stories about the impacts of Alzheimer’s and dementia.
An estimated 5.7 million Americans are afflicted by Alzheimer’s disease, including 10 percent of those over sixty-five, and it is the sixth leading cause of death. But its effects are more pervasive: for the nearly 6 million sufferers, there are more than 16 million family caregivers and many more family members. Alzheimer’s wreaks havoc not only on brain cells; it is a disease of the spirit and heart for those who suffer from it but also for their families.
This groundbreaking anthology presents forty narratives, both nonfiction and fiction, that together capture the impact and complexity of Alzheimer’s and other dementias on patients as well as their caregivers and family. Deeply personal, recounting the wrenching course of a disease that kills a loved one twice—first they forget who they are, and then the body succumbs—these stories also show how witnessing the disease and caring for someone with it can be powerfully transformative, calling forth amazing strength and grace.
The contributors, who have all generously donated their work, include Edwidge Danticat, Julie Otsuka, Elizabeth Nunez, Meryl Comer, Greg O’Brien, Dr. Daniel Potts, Sallie Tisdale, and Nihal Satyadev. Reflecting the diversity and global nature of the dementia crisis, this anthology is published in collaboration with UsAgainstAlzheimer’s.
Where Did Our Love Go?
publication date- 2013
publication descriptionI was a contributor to Gil L. Robertson IV’s 2013 book “Where Did Our Love Go?” about the black love experience. Belton wrote a chapter about divorce and why some marriages fail.
CNN Business: The Root’s Danielle Belton: ‘We were going to fully embrace being black’ by Francesca Giuliani-Hoffman, January 2018
Rhymes and Reasons: January 2016