SPEAKER: Shelly Young, Program Manager, Alzheimer’s Association – North Central Texas Chapter
Shelly Young is the Program Manager for the Alzheimer’s Association – North Central Texas Chapter where she has served for thirteen years. Ms. Young has a Master of Science in Gerontology from Abilene Christian University and has worked with seniors for 25 years. Much of her employment has been in the senior care industry including assisted living, nursing facilities and home care. During this time, she has had the privilege of working with many senior adults and their families as they tried to find appropriate services and make the difficult choices that families often face.
Ms. Young’s mother suffered from Alzheimer’s disease for over 10 years. Her mother passed away after living a nursing facility for three years. Ms. Young’s father suffered from Lewy body dementia and lived in a care facility for six years.