Article written by Martha Stettinius, ChangingAging Contributor

Martha Stettinius is the author of the critically-acclaimed book Inside the Dementia Epidemic: A Daughter's Memoir. Martha was a “sandwich generation” care partner for her mother for 8 years. Her mom, Judy, who had vascular dementia and probable Alzheimer's disease, lived with Martha, then in assisted living, a rehab center, a "memory care" facility, and a nursing home. As an advocate for people with dementia and their care partners, Martha speaks at events for family caregivers and elder care professionals; writes A Place for Mom’s blog for caregivers,; consults on dementia caregiving issues for; serves as a moderator for the Facebook group USAgainstAlzheimer’s Support Group; and serves as a volunteer representative for the Caregiver Action Network. She earned an M.A. in English Education from Teachers College, Columbia University, lives in Upstate New York with her husband and two teenagers in an intentional community, and works as an editor. For more information about Martha, visit