Paula Spencer Scott
Author, Surviving Alzheimer’s: Practical Tips and Soul-Saving Wisdom for Caregivers; caregiving/family-life consultant and educator; content chief at Kinstantly

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Paula Spencer Scott is the author of SURVIVING ALZHEIMER’S: Practical Tips and Soul-Saving Wisdom for Caregivers; Like Mother, Like Daughter; and 7 other books on health and family, including collaborations with doctors at Harvard, UCLA, and Duke. Active in caregiver education, she’s written “Conversations in Caregiving” webcasts with Leeza Gibbons, the Alzheimer’s Universe curriculum for Weill-Cornell Medicine, and the “Steps & Stages” Alzheimer’s resource for, and often speaks on these topics. A former Woman’s Day columnist and contributing editor to Caring, WebMD, and Parenting, and a fellow of the Gerontological Society of America’s Journalists in Aging program, her work on aging and caregiving appears in Parade, AARP, Next Avenue, and elsewhere.

Five close family members have had dementia, including a live-in father-in-law. She’s currently the content chief of Kinstantly.

In “Family Dynamics (How to get more help – and get along better),” Scott covers how family roles influence caregiving, the most effective tactics for getting help from relatives, and how to manage common relationship-based conflicts like criticism, denial, and disagreements about care.