Nancy Nelson was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, where she lived in the country, rode horses instead of bicycles, raised gardens, chickens, pigs, and bought fresh meat and fish smoking them in her family smokehouse. Nancy migrated to Las Vegas, Nevada, as a young adult, raising two daughters, Michelle and Jennifer, and is fortunate to be called Gram or Grandma to four grandchildren, Brayden, Delaney, Rachel Anne and Jack. Four years ago while enjoying her "senior" years, Nancy was jolted into medical reality by a diagnosis of early onset Alzheimer's disease. She is no expert, but she does have a bit of experience plowing through the sadness, fear, and frustration of such a diagnosis. Through all kinds of emotions, she’s been able to find peace and calm and hope. Especially, hope. Nancy began waking early dark o-thirty every morning writing her thoughts, feelings, and journaling poetic verses with someone far greater than herself guiding her pen across a yellow-lined pad, and her soul uncovered before her. And she’s since published two books of poetry. She’s found solace in her writing and in her helping others. For more information, visit BlueRiverApple.com. Be sure to purchase one of Nancy’s books through her website. Her eldest daughter, Michelle, makes with love, beaded bookmarks which Nancy includes, along with her personal message and signature. She also has a blog on her website and Facebook page, Blue.River.Apple. Nancy is available for speaking engagements and has references to share. She also volunteers with several organizations, & memory care communities including, Alzheimer's Association, Alzheimers Nevada, and Cleveland Clinic. For information on AD please visit their websites: Alz.org, AlzheimersNevada.org, ClevelandClinic.org.