About the Author
Tam Cummings, M.S., Gerontologist, received her Master of Science in Gerontology from Baylor University. She also has a double Bachelor's in Social Work and Journalism from Baylor. She spent a year in post graduate Educational Psychology at Baylor to further her knowledge of the learning processes of the brain. Tam did her doctoral studies in the School of Rural Public Health at the Texas A&M University Health Sciences Center in Bryan-College Station. Tam received the National Gerontology Academic Award and was inducted into Sigma Phi Omega, the National Society for Professional Gerontologists in 1998. She has been studying and researching Alzheimer's disease and other dementias for more than 15 years. She is available for public or private speaking engagements and is frequently sought after to teach families and caregivers the stages of the dementia process on the Global Deterioration Scale.