I've written extensively about Alzheimer's disease and other dementias as a writer, editor, and speaker specializing in family life. As a senior editor (now contributing editor) of the eldercare website Caring.com, I built its Alzheimer's channel, including its first-of-a-kind "Steps and Stages" Alzheimer's resource for family caregivers, many articles, and the "Surviving Caregiving" blog. I'm a fellow of both the Met Life Foundation Journalists in Aging Program and the National Press Foundation's Alzheimer's Disease Issues program.
I've been a presenter at Aging in America and on "Conversations in Caregiving" webcasts for AlzheimersDisease.com, and I'm on the AlzU.org AD Caregiving Expert Panel at Weill Cornell Medical College.
My 11 other books on health and family include Momfidence (based on my longtime Woman's Day magazine column), Pregnancy Journal, and the collaborations The V Book, Bright From the Start, and the New York Times bestseller The Happiest Toddler on the Block. My articles have also appeared in MSN, Yahoo, Parenting, Newsweek, USA Weekend, Redbook, Reader's Digest, Arthritis Today, HuffPo/50, MariaShriver.com, and elsewhere.
Four family members, including my late dad (the sweetie in the photo at right), have had dementia. I live in the San Francisco Bay Area with my husband; we have six kids.
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Surviving Alzheimer's by Paula Spencer Scott