Watching her mother and grandmother experience alzheimer’s disease, encouraged Joan to pursue to educate and empower herself on the disease. She shares the following nuggets of life wisdom:
– there is no way to calculate own personal risk
– we need to be comfortable with the risk of alzheimer’s
– good writing is authentic
– educate yourself about alzheimer’s at https://alz.org/
Originally from Mount Vernon, New York, Joan Cohen received her BA from Cornell University and her MBA from New York University.
She pursued a career in sales and marketing at computer hardware and software companies until she retired to return to school for an MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts.
She has been a Massachusetts resident for many years, first living in Newton, where she raised her family, and later in Wayland. She now resides in Stockbridge, in the Berkshires, with her husband and golden retriever.
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