My parents were both diagnosed with dementia; Mom with Alzheimer’s disease and Dad with Parkinson’s-related dementia, within a few months of each other in 2004. I was their caregiver for the next four and five years.

As part of the management team for AlzAuthors, I’m in daily contact with other caregivers, past and present, as we work to lift the stigma and silence surrounding Alzheimer’s and other dementias through our books and blogs. We all await the day the riddle is solved and the key found which unlocks the door to a cure.