Hey guys, I’m on Vox!
The care of Alzheimer’s patients is a subject I’ve been passionate about for a long time, and as many of you know, my experience in nursing homes serves as the direct inspiration behind my upcoming novel, Pale Highway. The inner world of a nursing home is a place I’ve wanted to open up to people ever since I first stepped foot in one, and my four years of working with Alzheimer’s patients changed my life in a way I never could have imagined. The people I took care of became some of the best friends I’ve ever had, and my time working with them taught me so much about the world, human beings, and friendship.
That’s why I wrote this article, published on the front page of Vox.com this morning. This is an in-depth personal look at my experience in the world of nursing homes, healthcare and dementia, and how it changed me. Thank you for giving it a read.