Dana Larsen

About Dana Larsen

Dana Larsen is a writer, artist, editor, dancer and food-enthusiast living in the Pacific Northwest. Originally from Alaska, Dana has a passion for the outdoors and finding life’s next adventure. She graduated with honors from the University of Washington with a degree in English and Communications, and her writing has appeared in a variety of digital and print publications. She loves connecting audiences with ideas and is also an advocate for enhancing care and support for those affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementias. View .

From Medicine to Mercy: Defending an Alzheimer’s Patient

From Medicine to Mercy: Defending an Alzheimer’s Patient

Elaine Mansfield is a caregiver who poignantly shares her mother’s story and describes caregiver frustrations, including defending Alzheimer’s patients as they battle the heart wrenching disease. By Elaine Mansfield In 1998, a staff member at the senile dementia home in Rochester, New York found Mom passed out on the bathroom floor, bleeding internally, moving gently […]

Continue Reading →
“Taking Care of Mama” – A Family’s Alzheimer’s Journey

“Taking Care of Mama” – A Family’s Alzheimer’s Journey

The Tanaro’s are one of America’s 5.4 million families battling Alzheimer’s disease. Andrea and Tony share the heartbreak this debilitating disease has caused their family in their soulful, honest and personal lyrics of their new up and coming hit song, “Taking Care of Mama,”  a tribute to Tony’s mom, “Mama Tanaro.” Tony Tanara, who cares […]

Continue Reading →
My Grandmother’s Alzheimer’s Story

My Grandmother’s Alzheimer’s Story

Alzheimer’s disease changes lives. Even though the disease is gradual, no one is ever ready for the impact the disease has on family relationships and responsibilities. As a granddaughter, I was flattened by my grandmother’s diagnosis two years ago.  I have moved often throughout my life, but one element of stability has been my grandparents […]

Continue Reading →