Paula Spencer Scott

Paula Spencer Scott, an expert on Alzheimer’s and caregiving, is author of Surviving Alzheimer’s: Practical Tips and Soul-Saving Wisdom for Caregivers, Momfidence and a series for Parenting Magazine. She has coauthored books with doctors at Harvard, Duke, UCLA and Arizona State. Paula has led workshops or classes on dementia care, wellness topics and writing for such organizations as Aging in America, the American Library Association, and the University of North Carolina Medical and Science Journalism Program, where she is a former board member. She has been interviewed as a family expert by publications and websites including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Fit Pregnancy, WebMD, American Baby and Real Simple and has appeared on radio and television programs including NPR, The Oprah Winfrey Show and The CBS Early Show.

Brain Health

The Moral Questions Surrounding Alzheimer’s Disease

Plenty of questions arise as a result of an Alzheimer’s diagnosis. Should you tell your loved one about his/her diagnosis?…When is the right time to put your loved one in a nur...


End Stage Dementia: Tough Questions and tough decisions

Late-stage dementia is fraught with physical and emotional challenges for both patient and caregiver. In this edition of The Bottom Line Advocator, Paula Spencer Scott, author and ...


The 4 Personality Patterns that Alzheimer’s patients develop: And how to deal with them

In this edition of Conversations with the Experts, Paula Spencer Scott, expert on Alzheimer’s and caregiving, explains how to identify and cope with these four personality types.


Understanding the 7 Deadly Emotions of Caregiving

Becoming a caregiver to an ailing loved one is a life-changing task to take on, and understanding the emotions that come with it are crucial to maintaining a healthy and sustainabl...