Nancy Wurtzel

Nancy Wurtzel is a baby boomer who blogs at Dating Dementia about her journey as she makes big changes at midlife.  Read Nancy's funny and slightly twisted take on parenting, divorce, dating, careers, caring for an aging mother, moving home to rural Minnesota after more than three decades in California, and basically re-booting life in her 50s.

My Blogs

The Sexes and Alzheimer’s Disease: Why Do More Women Develop the Disease?

Recently, I turned on the radio in my car and heard the last few minutes of an MPR All Things Considered segment about Alzheimer’s disease....more

Alzheimer’s Association Releases its 2014 Facts, Figures and Video

The Alzheimer’s Association annually releases the latest facts and figures about the disease....more

Alzheimer’s Disease and the Early-Onset Columbian Connection

I’m a huge fan of the CBS news show Sunday Morning....more

Caregiver Quandry: What to Buy for Mother’s Day When Mom Has Alzheimer’s Disease?

Mother’s Day, always the second Sunday in May in the U.S., falls on May 11th this year....more

Could Identical Twins Help Unlock the Mystery of Alzheimer’s?

There is the saying in the Alzheimer’s community, If you met one person with Alzheimer’s disease, then you have met one person with Alzheimer’s disease. In other words, the disease seems to follow no one path and affects everyone differently....more

Alzheimer’s Tool Kit for Caregivers. Cool Graphic With Tips and Ideas for Caregivers

If you’re caring for someone with dementia symptoms you’ll already be aware of the complex challenges it presents. People with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia are affected by a range of symptoms, including memory loss, difficulty communicating, changes in mood, agitation, depression, physical issues and so much more. These symptoms are not just difficult for the person who is ill, but for their loved ones as well ....more

In Spite of MNSure Website Massive Fail, I Now Have Obamacare Health Coverage

On Friday, with the help of two highly capable individuals from the Minnesota legislature, I was finally able to obtain my affordable medical coverage....more

Obamacare Made Me Cry. My Three-Month Quest for Health Care Coverage

As a self-employed, small business owner, I had high hopes for the Affordable Care Act....more

Minnesota. Welcome to the Land of Whether

Recently, I was walking around Lake Calhoun under a spring sun....more

Sheryl Sandberg: When it Comes to Bossy, Let’s Own It, Not Ban It

Dear Sheryl, You really know how to get a national conversation going. Overall, I’m an admirer of yours....more