Washington DC


Diana Blackwelder, MS Systems Engineering, Black Belt Six Sigma Process Improvement was diagnosed with Young Onset Alzheimer’s Disease in 2017. She successfully lives alone, provides care for her two pet cats, travels internationally and advocates for the betterment of lives of those living with multiple cognitive disabilities caused by dementia. Diana serves on the Board of Directors for Dementia Alliance International, is a volunteer researcher at University of Maryland, is a U.S. National Alzheimer’s Association Early Stage Advisor Alumni, member National Center on Advancing Person-Centered Practices and Systems (NCAPPS) and consults to the Smithsonian and US Botanical Garden Access Programs for people living with dementia.

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