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Author Spotlight: We Danced - Our Story of Love & Dementia

October 12, 2023

AARP Virginia and Insight Memory Care Center present this Author Spotlight with Scott Rose, author of We Danced: Our Story of Love and Dementia. Join us for this free, open discussion to learn about the dementia journey from a care partner’s perspective.

About the Book

We Danced is a loving and thoughtfully written tribute to the author’s wife and their years together. The details of her journey with frontotemporal dementia and the author’s experiences as a care partner are presented in a manner that is truly illustrative of his devotion to her. The ways in which they continued to celebrate life after her diagnosis and the tips shared are valuable and beautiful insights for those living with dementia and their care partners.

About the Author

Scott Rose was raised outside of Portland, Oregon, where he still resides. He spent his career planning and managing the design and construction of schools and spoke in regional, state, and national venues. His greatest joy was his marriage to Maureen. They traveled, loved, and danced their entire marriage. Scott cared for Maureen throughout her illness. He contributes to the social media site for the Association for FTD and co-facilitates a caregiver support group. He still walks along the Oregon beaches where they often held hands.

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"After meeting with you, I've changed my approach in dealing with her memory loss, and my wife and I are so much happier."