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Monday, March 14, 2011

Diane Ackerman Appearances Across the US

Diane Ackerman: One Hundred Names for Love
2011 Book Tour
Dear Adam,

Diane Ackerman, W.W. Norton & Company, and the National Aphasia Association would like to invite you to not only read Diane Ackerman's new book, One Hundred Names for Love, but also join her for a discussion at one of her many appearances around the country this Spring/Summer.

Explained further below, One Hundred Names for Love is Ackerman's account of her husband, author Paul West's, stroke and subsequent aphasia.  Ackerman will be touring the country to speak about the book and her personal experience as a spouse and caregiver.  Please look below to see if there is an event near you.

We hope that you will be able to attend one of these great events!


Ellayne Ganzfried, Executive Director
National Aphasia Association
One Hundred Names for Love
Diane Ackerman
onehundredackerman"Everyone who cherishes the gift of language will cherish Diane Ackerman's narrative masterpiece, an exquisitely written love story and medical miracle story, one that combines science, inspiration, wisdom, and heart.

One day Ackerman's husband, Paul West, an exceptionally gifted wordsmith and intellectual, suffered a terrible stroke. When he regained awareness he was afflicted with aphasia-loss of language-and could utter only a single syllable: "mem." The standard therapies yielded little result but frustration. Diane soon found, however, that by harnessing their deep knowledge of each other and her scientific understanding of language and the brain she could guide Paul back to the world of words. This triumphant book is both a humane and revealing addition to the medical literature on stroke and aphasia and an exquisitely written love story: a magnificent addition to literature, period."
Where & When

Boston: Tuesday, April 5th, 2011, 6:00pm
Boston Public Library Author Talk Series

Los Angeles: Friday, April 8th, 2011, 7:00pm
Vroman's Bookstore/All Saints Church Discussion & Book Signing

DC: Sunday, April 10th, 2011, 5:00pm
Politics & Prose

Miami: Wednesday, April 13th, 2011, 8:00pm
Books & Books

Palm Beach: Thursday, April 14th, 2011, 5:30pm
Society of the Four Arts - The Four Arts King Library

Atlanta: Tuesday, April 19th, 2011, 7:00pm
Margaret Mitchell House

New York: April 21st, 2011, 7:00pm
Barnes & Noble, 82nd St & Broadway

Detroit: Monday, May 6th, 2011, 11:00am
Detroit Book & Author Luncheon

Philadelphia: May19th, 2011, 7:30pm
Philadelphia Free Library

Dallas: July 22nd, 2011, Time TBD
Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference

Chautauqua, NY: August 18th, 2011, 3:30pm
Chautauqua Institution
The National Aphasia Association
350 Seventh Avenue
New York, New York 10001
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Monday, March 7, 2011

Paid Study: NYU Center for Brain Imaging

NYU Center for Brain Imaging

Must be 18 years or older


Contact information:
Name: Carolyn Falconer M.S. CCC-SLP
Phone: 212-998-5230

Paid Study: NYU Center for Brain Imaging
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Friday, March 4, 2011

Caregiver Education and Support Conference

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Frontotemporal Dementia & Primary Progressive Aphasia
Caregiver Education and Support Conference
Dear Adam,

The National Aphasia Association and The Association for Frontotemporal Dementias are proud to be a part of this important conference for both caregivers and persons with Primary Progressive Aphasia that is being hosted by Northwestern University's Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer's Disease Center.

The conference will be held Monday, March 21st, 2011 at The Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center of Northwestern University in Chicago, IL.  The program will include a Keynote Address by Bradley F. Boeve, MD, a professor of Neurology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN; approaches to assessing and treating mood and behavioral symptoms by Deborah Reed, MD, assistant professor of Psychiatry at Northwestern University; a number of breakout sessions for caregivers, and so much more.

For more information, or to register to attend, please click here or paste into your web browser. 

We hope to see you in Chicago! 
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