I’ve been living with vascular dementia for 3 1/2 years.

I worked as a Program Analyst for the Department of Homeland Security and retired after several stress related strokes and the diagnosis of vascular dementia.

My community and quality of life for all are top priority.

Since my diagnosis, I medically retired; after months of living in darkness, fear and isolation, I met a group of people, who just like me, had similar diagnoses. Through this group I found support, understanding and friendship. I also found my focus and the urgent need to become an advocate for people living with dementia.

I have successfully navigated the full acceptance of my diagnosis and continue to maintain my independence.

I continue to work on educating myself.  I live a healthy life and laugh everyday! Not to mention a little IT goes a long ways - I’d be lost without it.

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