Untangling Personal and Professional Dementia Care with Paula Spencer Scott

Untangling Alzheimer’s & Dementia, an AlzAuthors Podcast

Untangling Personal and Professional Dementia Care with Paula Spencer Scott

March 22, 2021

Untangling Personal and Professional Dementia Care with Paula Spencer Scott

Paula Spencer Scott is a long-time journalist and health and family-life specialist focusing on self-care, eldercare, and baby care. She’s the author of the bestseller “Surviving Alzheimer’s: Practical Tips and Soul-Saving Wisdom for Caregivers” and the recently released “When Your Aging Parent Needs Help: A Geriatrician’s Step-by-Step Guide to Memory Loss, Resistance, Safety Worries, & More” with Dr. Leslie Kernisan

Paula experienced dementia in five of her immediate family members, including her live-in father-in-law, and took on a variety of caring roles. This gave her the precious insight and advice that flows throughout her caregiver guides.​​

Paula’s work may be familiar to you. She’s been published in a variety of mainstream magazines and online platforms, including Woman’s Day, Parade, AARP Bulletin, Newsweek, PBS Next Avenue, Glamour, Reader’s Digest, USA Weekend,, and WebMD, to name a few.

​She has earned writing awards from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, the Arthritis Foundation, the National Political Women’s Caucus, and the Western Publishing Association.

Her other books include “Momfidence” and a series of interactive journals for Peter Pauper Press: Pregnancy Journal, An Oral History: Preserve Your Family’s Story, Mother and Son, and Like Mother, Like Daughter: A Discovery Journal for the Two of Us (written with her daughter, Page).

In this episode we discuss the Cardinal Rules of Dementia Care, three things you can change about your dementia journey, and how knowledge can be a form of self-care.

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Surviving Alzheimer’s…Together:

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Paula’s Recommended Resources

Better Health While Aging:

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Colorado State University:

Mindspan: Stay Sharp All Your Lifetime Through Better Brain Health 

Dementia Together: 

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