About the Author
David Heitz has been a journalist almost three decades, spending most of that time in the newspaper business in Southern California and the Midwest. In 2013, he began writing for Healthline News after serving as his father’s caregiver for many years. That’s when David’s dad went into a memory care community. David’s dad died of frontotemporal degeneration, behavioral varitant, in 2015. Not only has David chronicled his caregiving journey in blunt, eye-opening personal posts, but he also understands and writes about much of the medical research related to healthy senior living. David lives in Rock Island, Illinois, in the family home he was brought home to as a baby nearly half a century ago.