Dena Dotson (deceased 2015) was officially diagnosed with Lewy Body Dementia in November 2011 at age 47. The diagnosis has now been changed to Dementia NOS. She lives in Oregon with her husband and 16 and 26-year-old sons. Getting the diagnosis was extremely difficult on herself and her family. She continued up until hear death to work to one day end the horrible stigma associated with dementia. Dena was pleased to have found the opportunity to be among the founding members of Dementia Alliance International to help others diagnosed with dementia find their voice as she has found hers. Dena’s deep passion and love for others, and her wisdom and great compassion for others continues to motivate us to keep going, and to inform our work.