“As a photographer on “The Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Takes on Alzheimer’s,” I got a closer look at how the disease affects individuals, families and caretakers. I was allowed into homes and care facilities to document people suffering from the disease and those family members and professionals who take care of them. I was overwhelmed by the dedication and compassion that these caretakers showed to their loved ones and I am hoping that through my photographs of these amazing people, that their stories will influence others on the devastating effects of the disease. I hope that my photographs for The Shriver Report influence people’s perception of Alzheimer’s, that it is a disease that impacts families not only physically but also emotionally. I guess if I had to describe my process, I use my brain to tell me where to point the camera while my heart tells me when to click the shutter.”