Author, Charles Schoenfeld

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Heard On Route 51

This week we begin a Regional Authors Series focusing on North Central Wisconsin writers and the new books they have published. Host Glen Moberg welcomes Charles Schoenfeld, author of A Funny Thing Happened on My Way to the Dementia Ward, a true account of his experience as a Certified Nursing Assistant working with Alzheimer’s patients at North Central Health Care in Wausau. Schoenfeld writes: “The dynamics of daily life on a dementia ward, my encounters with co-workers, visiting family, and particularly the residents I helped, resulted in a train wreck of emotions that both broke and filled my heart. The stories are many.” Schoenfeld worked for most of his life as a UPS truck driver, and entered this second career only after his mother became a patient at the facility.