The Magic Tape Recorder is written by Joyce Simard and illustrated by Inka Delevova.

About the author

Joyce Simard, MSW is a well-known expert on Alzheimer's disease. Ms. Simard received her undergraduate degree from Ithaca College in New York and her graduate degree from the University of Minnesota. She has been in the long-term care industry since 1978, working in nursing facilities and assisted living communities. Ms. Simard is recognized for developing innovative programs for people with all levels of memory loss.

Ms. Simard has spoken throughout the country as well as in Australia and Asia on caring for people with Alzheimer's disease. She has authored numerous articles and chapters on various issues regarding dementia. Ms. Simard is a geriatric consultant who lives in Land O' Lakes, Florida and Prague, Czech Republic.
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