In 2010, Susan unexpectedly found herself caring for both of her parents. Her mother was diagnosed with Parkinson's dementia, and her father was unable to continue caring for his wife due to his own growing health issues. After spending over 20 years in health information management, Susan made the decision to give up her fulltime job and become her parent's caregiver. She soon realized it was necessary to "reinvent" herself, and begin another chapter in her life.
Susan decided to follow her earlier passion for nutrition and natural healthcare. She went back to school and studied nutrition, and became board certified through the American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP) in 2013. Her second passion, of course, was writing. Combining these passions resulted in her first book, Optimal Caregiving: A guide for managing senior health and well-being. It is based on her own personal experiences as a caregiver, and her desire to share with others the benefits of good nutrition and healthy aging. Her second book, In Search of Rainbows: A daughter's story of loss, hope, and redemption, is a touching memoir of her life-changing journey.
As an advocate, Susan enjoys writing about topics such as Alzheimer's and dementia, health and nutrition, caregiving, and senior care. She also lends her support as part of the management team for the AlzAuthors.com non-profit organization. When she isn't working on her latest projects, Susan loves spending time in the great outdoors enjoying the beautiful sights of Oklahoma, where she lives with her husband and two spoiled dogs. Susan is blessed with two grown children, and three beautiful grandchildren.