Author bios

About Katherine Nichols:

Frontotemporal dementia struck my husband at the peak of his career, and Lewy body dementia ended my father’s life too soon. I’ve experienced the effects of dementia on families from the perspective of a wife, mother, step-mother, daughter, step-daughter, and trustee.

I hope that sharing my stories — and what I’ve learned along the way — will help anyone enduring a similar journey feel less isolated.

I’m a longtime journalist and author with a B.A. in English literature and a Master’s in Education from UCLA, and an M.B.A. from Yale. If you want to know more, please visit

About Medical Advisor and Mentor Tiffany Chow, M.D., M.S.

Board certified behavioral neurologist Tiffany Chow is the Medical Director for the Alzheimer’s Therapeutic Research Institute at the USC Keck School of Medicine. She’s the author of The Memory Clinic, an established neuroscientist, and skilled clinician.

I’ve looked to her for advice on topics ranging from early-onset dementia and associated caregiver issues to the complexity of global clinical trials. Her publications cover qualitative and quantitative approaches to issues in dementia for patients and caregivers.

She earned her B.A. and Master’s from Stanford University, her M.D. from Rush School of Medicine in Chicago, completed residency and fellowship at UCSD and UCLA, and worked for over a decade at the Rotman Research Institute in Toronto.

Though she’s providing significant guidance, she can’t be held responsible for my opinions! She’s way too smart for that.

Tiffany’s book, published by Penguin.