Patricia spent about 20 years writing in her capacity as a lawyer, consultant, and communications director for law firms, a national consulting firm, and a national non-profit advocacy group. Much of that time was spent representing or otherwise providing services to health plans and a membership organization that included group health plans.
Patricia's interest in the topic resulted from her daughter's recent diagnosis of MS and her youngest granddaughter's diagnosis of Type I diabetes at age 3. In addition, she has first-hand knowledge of the breakdown of the human mind and change in personality that comes with Alzheimer's because she lost her mother in 2012 to the dreaded disease. She understands the consequences of all these diseases in terms of the human and financial toll they exact on friends and family.