The Authors and Experts

Carole Brecht

Carole Brecht

Joined September 1, 2017

She's inspired to help guide those on their journey of caring for a loved one who are feeling alone, isolated and withdrawn.

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Andrea Wurster

Andrea Wurster

Joined September 15, 2017

She is a researcher involved in technology for aging and long-term care. She also has a keen interest in the area of usability of applications.

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Caron Leid

Caron Leid

Joined September 17, 2017

Caron pursues her passion for education by completing her MBA and currently pursuing her Doctorate in Education. Caron hopes to inspire people that struggle with Alzheimer's disease.

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Ellen Smith

Ellen Smith

Joined September 20, 2017

The author wrote a book with Alzheimers an character. Through this journey the challenges unfold as she draws takes you into the mind of a loved one.

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Leslie Cottrell Simonds

Leslie Cottrell Simonds

Joined September 22, 2017

Leslie guides families through the end of life journey and how to cope with loss of a loved one. These stages are especially challenging after year of caring fo them for years.

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Kim Shea

Kim Shea

Joined September 24, 2017

Kim founded Shea Companions to help families cope with the caregiver journey, caring for dementia, alzheimers and other diseases.

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Priya Soni

Priya Soni

Joined September 24, 2017

Priya has an M.A in Disability Studies and a B.S. in Psychology and helps families through her company "The Caregiving Effect LLC" with Alzheimers and dementia caregiving.

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Terri Anderson

Terri Anderson

Joined September 24, 2017

Terri highlights the difficulties being a care giver and the challenges you need to prepare for as well as tips to manage the mental strain.

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Lisa Marie Chirico

Lisa Marie Chirico

Joined September 25, 2017

She has authored books as well as advises famiiles on working with nursing homes or how to better care for aging family members.

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Kathryn Harrison

Kathryn Harrison

Joined October 1, 2017

Author and Illustrator Kathryn Harrison started in science but soon became a business professional, communicator and, finally, an artist. After she earned a B.Sc. in Neurology...

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Mike Good

Mike Good

Joined October 13, 2017

Mike Good is founder of 'Together In This',an online community helping family members caring for someone with Alzheimer's or other dementia.

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Andrea Weber

Andrea Weber

Joined October 13, 2017

Andrea certainly wasn't prepared to be in the Sandwich Generation when she was in her 30's with 2 babies at home. But, with an ailing widowed...

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Joy Johnston

Joy Johnston

Joined October 15, 2017

Joy Johnston is a digital journalist, author, and caregiver advocate whose experiences as a family caregiver inspire her caregiver advocacy work.

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Tryn Rose

Tryn Rose

Joined October 15, 2017

Tryn Rose comes to life when working with young children and elders with special needs of different kinds. She is inspired by the healthy living approach...

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Vicki Tapia

Vicki Tapia

Joined October 27, 2017

Trained as an educator, Vicki Tapia has a proclivity for caring, spending over 30 years working with...

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Christina Conroy

Christina Conroy

Joined October 29, 2017

Her education includes creative writing and screenwriting at NYU; acting at The Actors' Studio; music at Juilliard Pre-college...

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Bobbi Carducci

Bobbi Carducci

Joined October 29, 2017

She is a former senior staff writer for a Washington, D.C. area newspaper and wrote a monthly book review column for About Families Publications.

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Tena Scallan

Tena Scallan

Joined October 29, 2017

She is a passionate healthcare professional, business owner, consultant, and published author with over 25 years...

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Kelly Gilligan

Kelly Gilligan

Joined October 29, 2017

She began her own unofficial career in eldercare early on -- as care partner to two generations of live-in grand and great-grandparents.

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Liz O'Donnell

Liz O'Donnell

Joined October 29, 2017

She is the founder of WorkingDaughter.com, a community for women balancing career and caregiving.

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Michelle Seitzer

Michelle Seitzer

Joined October 29, 2017

She spent 10 years building her content platform 'Elder Care' while working for the Alzheimer's Association and in various senior living communities.

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Nettie Harper

Nettie Harper

Joined October 29, 2017

She has been a leader in the fields of memory care and recreation therapy...

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Marianne Sciucco

Marianne Sciucco

Joined October 29, 2017

She writes about the intricate lives of people struggling with health and family issues.

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Karen Miller

Karen Miller

Joined October 30, 2017

Karen is founder and developer of Memory Jogging Puzzles and Matching Games that stimulate emotions...

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Jean Lee

Jean Lee

Joined October 30, 2017

She worked full time teaching elementary school while she was thrust into a caregiving role for her mom and dad...

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Carmen Buck

Carmen Buck

Joined October 30, 2017

She is a lifestyle and humanitarian photographer capturing love, light and compassion in every situation.

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Peter Biro

Peter Biro

Joined October 30, 2017

He is an entrepreneur and CFO, and writes The Sandwiched Man blog, bringing a father and son's perspective to caregiving and memory.

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Barbara Cohn

Barbara Cohn

Joined November 30, 2017

She has spent a decade caring for her husband who died from younger-onset Alzheimer's disease...

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Vicki Speegle

Vicki Speegle

Joined November 30, 2017

The producer and editor of a documentary about her mother's struggle with faith in the wake of Alzheimer's, 'In The Night I Remember Your Name'

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Kathy Macaraeg

Kathy Macaraeg

Joined November 30, 2017

owned a senior transportation service in Los Angeles for nine years. In that role, she became an advisor to the...

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Rundy Purdy

Rundy Purdy

Joined November 30, 2017

was twenty-four years old he began caring for his grandfather who was battling Alzheimer's. Together...

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Lisa Capp

Lisa Capp

Joined November 30, 2017

is a blogger, an activist and a caregiving survivor after sharing an 18-year dementia journey with her mom...

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Emily Page

Emily Page

Joined November 30, 2017

She is a professional artist and part-time writer. Working out of Raleigh, NC, Page spends most of her time...

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Molly Wisniewski

Molly Wisniewski

Joined November 30, 2017

She has cared for older adults living with dementia for over ten years. She is a recent graduate of the Erickson School...

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Elaine Pereira

Elaine Pereira

Joined December 5, 2017

She was inspired to share her mother's story in part to help others know they are not alone.

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