Our Support Team

Nancy Nelson

Advisory Team

Nancy enjoyed a myriad of occupations throughout her career, and she believes they prepared her well for the journey of living with dementia. She worked in a mortuary, for AFLAC insurance, and finally in the airline industry for many years, even serving as a flight attendant on a plane on September 11, 2001. Nancy was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s in 2013, and in 2017 her diagnosis was changed to mild cognitive impairment. The initial diagnosis catapulted her to express herself creatively, writing three poetry books that present her feelings about dementia and what it means to her. As a member of Dementia Action Alliance (DAA) and Dementia Friendly Nevada (through which she co-hosts a weekly Zoom-based discussion group, “Dementia Conversations with Nancy and Kat”), she has been powerfully vocal in speaking about her diagnosis and how she is living well with dementia. Recently, Nancy co-created dangle & dot along with Kat Hartley to open a place to inspire care partners and people living with dementia to live their best lives in a new way.