Michelle Meléndez

Caregiver

Ms. Meléndez has been caring for her 79 year old mother, who has Alzheimer’s disease for the past 5 years. Of Dominican and Puerto Rican origin, Ms. Meléndez grew up in Queens. In her personal effort at understanding her mother’s condition and obtaining the best possible re for her she has gleaned important insights into the needs and experiences of older adults and their caregivers.