Hilary Mincenberg

Hilary Mincenberg was a caregiver for her mother who lived with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease during the last 5 years of her life. After her passing, she became a Certified Dementia Practitioner and Activities Director for a dementia-specific assisted living facility. She was given the opportunity to develop dementia care trainings for staff and to act as facilitator for the family support group.

When it was suggested to me that I might benefit from an Alzheimer’s support group for caregivers, I remember smiling politely and thanking the well-meaning party. I also remember my exact thought as I turned away. “ Read more