About Dating Dementia

by Nancy Wurtzel

Nancy WurtzelDating Dementia is the creation of Nancy Wurtzel, a public relations professional and creative writer, formerly based in Southern California and now happily living in her native Minnesota.

What would Nancy like to share with you?

“Born and raised in a  small town in central Minnesota, I moved to California in my early 20s thinking that I would only stay a short time. Flash forward 33 years: I left sunny Los Angeles and moved back to Minnesota to help care for my aging mom who had Alzheimer’s disease. Mummy, as we called her, died in late 2013.  I now help my sister care for her whose husband is in the early states of memory loss.  I’m an ‘older mom’ with an amazing, college-age daughter who lives in Boston.  Divorced, I am now looking at the next phase of my life.  Will I stay in Minnesota?  How do I balance work, caregiving, a social life and still find time to exercise?  Can I finally lose that extra 20 pounds?  And, most importantly, will I ever have sex again?”

As you can tell by the lengthy quote, Nancy has a lot to say and she often shares a little too much (in third person, of course).

By now you know this blog is all about Nancy.

This pleases her to no end!

Contact Nancy Wurtzel at:
nwurtzel@gmail.com or  805-405-7490


Nancy Wurtzel blogs at Dating Dementia about midlife, empty nest, baby boomer, single, dating, death with dignity, end of life choices, caregiver and aging parent with Alzheimer’s disease dementia.
Be Sociable, Share!

{ 28 comments… read them below or add one }

Doreen Pendgracs April 3, 2014 at 2:05 pm

Hi Nancy: Thx for finding me on Twitter! Nice to connect with you. I’m just north of you in Manitoba.

I, too, have been caring for those with dementia. My father had Alzheimer’s, and my aunt (mother’s sister) had dementia. They, and my mother, all now deceased, and I am caring for my elderly husband. I’ll look forward to reading your blog, and hope that you’ll enjoy a visit to my writer’s blog. We have some great conversations there.


Kelly March 1, 2014 at 3:50 pm

I love love love your blog. My father-in-law is dealing with dementia and possibly early-onset Alzheimer’s. I just wrote a post about Alzheimer’s and our family’s experience with it, and included a link to your blog; hope that’s alright!


Nancy Wurtzel March 1, 2014 at 5:38 pm

Yes, of course! Links appreciated. I’ll check out your site! Many thanks…


Dianne Morris February 7, 2014 at 11:44 am

Hi Nancy,
I saw you on Twitter. I’m from Minnesota, South St Paul, and after living several places settled in New York – and part time some other places. I’m so glad to see your blog and that you’re writing about women at a new stage of life. My site is http://www.ZestNow.com for Women 50 and Forward. Let’s connect!


jani lebaron August 15, 2012 at 12:07 pm

Nancy, We moved my 88 year old mom to an assisted living facility two years ago. Her body is crippled but her mind is sharper than mine. Each day she goes to the “Enhanced Care” (dementia) unit to lead music. I often go with her. Bless you for taking care of your Mama!


Nancy Wurtzel August 15, 2012 at 1:48 pm

Oh, your mom sounds really delightful. Thanks for sharing, Jani


Ruth J Clark June 1, 2012 at 7:43 pm

Hi Nancy,
Alissa started a Discussion in the ICAA group on LinkedIn, about the Reuters article. A few years back I did the same thing you have done. As the youngest of 5, with no husband and no children, it was easiest for me to uproot and move back home to look after Mom. While Mom has passed away, my saga is still ongoing.

I look forward to speaking with you about this overall position, that so many women find themselves in, and also about the plans I am working on.

During care for my father and mother, and working in disability support for 10 years, it has become very clear to me that inappropriately designed clothing can be a major problem for both the care giver and the person they are caring for. Feel free to have a look at my blog and do lets get in touch.

Bye for now
Ruth J Clark


Nancy Wurtzel June 5, 2012 at 7:55 am

Hey Ruth, Thank you SO much for reading and for the great comment. I’ll check out your website info, and appreciate you sharing the link. All the best…Nancy


Sailesh Mishra April 16, 2012 at 7:29 pm

Nancy you are doing great work , keep it up God bless you and your family .


Nancy Wurtzel April 16, 2012 at 8:33 pm

Thanks so much for coming to read and for your nice comment. Please tell your friends and colleagues about Dating Dementia!


Kim Bell September 6, 2011 at 4:22 pm

Love the way you write! ;)


Nancy Wurtzel September 6, 2011 at 4:42 pm

Thanks for the comment, Kim, and for coming to read. Tell your friends! Nancy


Adele Bak August 28, 2011 at 9:36 am

I follow you on Twitter & I’ve decided to check out your blog.
I like your blog a lot. After your daughter leaves for college I
hope you will not go through an empty nest syndrome. Perhaps
you will twit about it. I also wish you luck with taking care of
your mom. I was my dad’s caretaker before he passed away :(
I pray for you & your daughter while you’re both in Boston
during “Irene”.
Adele from Pittsburgh, PA


Nancy Wurtzel August 28, 2011 at 5:31 pm

Hey, Thanks for coming over from Twitter for a look-see. Yes, it is a challenge to go through this whole empty nest thing, but a natural progression for sure. We made it through Irene okay and I even posted about it this afternoon. Check it out. Thanks for reading and come back again soon! Nancy


Rick B. July 4, 2011 at 7:31 am

Hey Nancy,

I enjoyed Reading your Blogs!!!
My email to ya is even better!!! LOL!!

Come join me on FB!!!!

~~Rick~~~Funny, my Ex’s name is Nancy! LOL!! Hope you’re Not her! NOT!! LOL!


Nancy Wurtzel July 5, 2011 at 11:54 pm

Hey Rick, Thanks for reading…come back again soon! Nancy


Cynthia March 16, 2011 at 10:51 am

What a terrific blog. So glad you stopped by Coffee On The Patio and left a message, so I could find out about your blog. Who knew we’d be going through so many changes in directions at this time of our lives…sccary but also so full of possibilities.


Nancy Wurtzel March 16, 2011 at 10:53 am

Hey Cynthia,
Thanks so much for reading…usually my blogging is pretty humorous but the past few weeks have been on the more serious side. Please come back to read again and I’ll do the same!


Kristin Colbath March 15, 2011 at 12:30 pm

Nance….. GREAT BLOG!!!! I love it…. and terrific photo of you…..


wingspan07 January 27, 2011 at 3:05 am

go for it! I’m new to blog and plan to say a bunch too. it’s a fine line between enough and too much. almost like the fine line between popping all the kernels in the popcorn bag and… burning them. good luck!


Nancy Wurtzel January 27, 2011 at 6:11 am

Yes, SO right about the popcorn. You have to stand right there and time it perfectly! Tx for reading…


Dernell April 8, 2011 at 5:32 pm

xUsADD Kudos! What a neat way of thinking about it.


izziedarling January 26, 2011 at 1:19 pm

Nancy – just found you through FP – congrats by the way. We have much in common except my youngest daughter is in her last lap of college. I’ll return – you are very talented. And, by the way, yes, you will have sex again. :)


Nancy Wurtzel January 26, 2011 at 1:58 pm

Thanks so much. Glad you found me on Facebook…tell your friends! Also good to hear that you have confidence in my potential sex life! Miracles do happen!!


Mary December 30, 2010 at 12:47 pm

Hi Nancy,
It’s been a long time, and obviously I haven’t been checking my Facebook page often enough! I did today and that’s how I started reading your blog posts. Wonderful. Wish I lived closer and we could go out for a drink and talk things over. This is the next best thing! Your words and the story of your “journey” are very inspiring. Consider me your blog’s newest fan!
Three cheers!


Nancy Wurtzel January 4, 2011 at 7:17 pm

Mary, I appreciate you reading my blog…come back and visit often! Nancy


the Boomer Babe October 16, 2010 at 9:28 pm

Great blog, Nancy – it’s about time that it’s all about you, right? :)


Nancy Wurtzel October 18, 2010 at 9:02 pm

Hi Boomer Babe,
Thanks so much for being my first visitor! Come back often. Cordially, Nancy


Leave a Comment