Angel Ridout

About Angel Ridout

I have been with A Place for Mom since 2012 and I love interacting with the families and professionals who are such an integral part of what we do. I am a University of Washington graduate with a B.S. in Psychology. As a child my life aspirations were to help people, be an astronaut, a writer and talk to animals like Dr. Doolittle - so far I have accomplished three out of the four. I am a fan of all things Disney, love hanging out with my cat and spend much of my time viewing the world through my camera lens.

Dementia or Mental Illness?

Dementia or Mental Illness?

With the mental health of aging Americans, it’s important to understand the distinctions between dementia and mental illness, the role medication plays in diagnoses and what personality changes might be signaling. Read our tips for distinguishing mental illness in seniors and how to receive the proper diagnosis during Mental Health Awareness month. Diagnosing Mental Illness […]

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“Memory’s Last Breath” Memoir Release

“Memory’s Last Breath” Memoir Release

At age 60, Gerda Saunders was an author, college professor, wife and doting grandmother; just days before her 60th birthday she was diagnosed with vascular dementia. She began keeping a journal in which she explores the way her brain is changing and how it affects her sense of self and those around her, especially her […]

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