I am a retired Registered Nurse who specialized in Critical Care nursing for over 30 years. When my mother was diagnosed with vascular dementia, I did not realize how ill-prepared I was to handle the many challenges I would face despite all my nursing education. The physical and emotional toll was overwhelming at times. The support and education that I have received from this organization has been invaluable to our family in this journey with dementia and we will be forever grateful. I have now been a volunteer with the Dementia Connection for several years and am dedicated to assuring that this organization will always be available to help others as the prevalence of Dementias increase in our society.