Becky Young

Becky Young, Author at New Life Outlook

About Becky

Becky’s first experience of Alzheimer’s was at just 12 years of age, when her grandmother was diagnosed. She lived with the condition for many years and Becky saw how it changed her. It was her grandmother’s journey that inspired Becky to go on and train as a dementia specialist working closely with affected families for over 15 years.

Becky now works as a doula and a freelance writer. The change in her career path came after she had her children – of which there are four! Her transition to motherhood inspired her to want to help others with theirs. Not only that, but both becoming a doula and writing have allowed her to spend much more time at home raising her family. She continues to support sufferers of Alzheimer’s disease with weekly volunteering and of course, through her writing.

With two jobs, four children, a husband and a dog there isn’t much time for hobbies! But Becky has a deep love for music from across the globe and enjoys attending a world music festival with her family every year.

Becky's Work

Stages of Alzheimer’s

Monitoring Behavior Changes at Each Stage of Alzheimer’s Disease

It can be helpful for caregivers to learn about the changes throughout the stages of Alzheimer's to understand how the condition is advancing in the brain.
by Becky Young on July 16, 2018
Memory Training

Can Memory Training Help Alzheimer’s Patients?

Research has found memory interventions can help people with Alzheimer’s retain their cognitive faculties for longer. Consider these memory training tips.
by Becky Young on June 11, 2018

What Exactly Is Alzheimer’s Disease?

What is Alzheimer's? Alzheimer’s disease is a condition that damages the brain with symptoms of memory loss, language, and cognitive difficulties.
by Becky Young on May 8, 2018
alzheimer's risk factors

Are You at Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease?

Alzheimer's risk factors don't directly cause diseases but represent an increased chance of developing Alzheimer's disease.
by Becky Young on March 26, 2018
Alzheimer's Support

How to Support a Couple Dealing With an Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

If you know of someone who is coping with a loved one's Alzheimer's diagnosis, then there are ways to help support them through this time.
by Becky Young on February 5, 2018
Dementia vs. Alzheimer's

Dementia vs. Alzheimer’s: Yes, There Is a Difference!

There’s a lot of confusion around dementia vs. Alzheimer’s. Many people believe them to be the same thing and most don’t know the differences between them.
by Becky Young on January 5, 2018
How to Spot, Treat, and Cope With Early Onset Alzheimer's

How to Spot, Treat, and Cope With Early Onset Alzheimer’s

Early onset Alzheimer's is a type of Alzheimer’s disease that strikes younger people. It is an uncommon form of dementia that affects those younger than 65.
by Becky Young on November 21, 2017
Delirium And Dementia

Delirium and Dementia – Do You Know The Difference?

Both delirium and dementia have similar symptoms, but the two medical conditions are not the same. Here's what caregivers need to know about the two.
by Becky Young on September 19, 2017
What Causes Dementia

What Are the Causes of Dementia?

The answer to the question, "What causes dementia?" isn't exactly straightforward. There are many contributing factors at play.
by Becky Young on August 11, 2017
Is Alzheimer's Genetic?

Is Alzheimer’s Disease Genetic?

Many people who've seen parents or grandparents develop Alzheimer's worry that it will be passed down through the generations. Here's what you need to know.
by Becky Young on July 4, 2017