Hi. I’m Lizzie. I am the oldest daughter of Anna (aka Nancy) and Louis Brood. When I was 29 years old both my parents were diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease within 4 months of each other. That was 7 years ago and I have been caring for them ever since in the very home where they raised me, my sister Katie, and my brother Garrett. This disease slowly and horrifically ravaged our mother’s mind and body to death, and she left this world on February 10, 2017. We are blessed and grateful to continue caring for our father, our poppa. His love is our strength, our salvation, our everything.
My husband Casey and I created this site as a place for me to explore caregiving life and the many contemplations it evokes. It’s a patchwork of vignettes, reflections, images, interviews, advocacy, and whatever else has become relevant to me these last years. This is what I eat, sleep, breathe, and lie awake to. There are no simple sentences to describe what life is like inside what I sometimes call “dementia’s borderless dominion.” It is a universe unto itself. So if you’re up for some vicarious travel, read on. I welcome your company throughout all hours of the day and night, and I thank you with all my heart for being here to share the experience.