“I’ve been an Alzheimer’s caregiver since I was a teen, first for my grandmother and decades later for an uncle, my mother-in-law, my own mother and my father.  All of these relatives died from Alzheimer’s.  Sadly, now I assist my sister as her husband is in the moderate stages of the disease.  My Alzheimer’s experiences prompted me to launch a blog, Dating Dementia, in 2010.  I also write essays about Alzheimer’s and other issues for many websites and print publications, including MariaShriver.com, the Huffington Post, BlogHer, Third Age and more.”