Carolyn DeRocco, BA is vice president of Programs and Education at the Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter. She has a bachelor of arts degree in Human Relations from St. Joseph’s College in Long Island, NY, with certificates in both counseling and human resources. She has been employed at the Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter for over 13 years. Carolyn has over 20 years of experience as a therapeutic recreation director working with individuals with dementia in a skilled nursing facility and over 25 years’ experience as a support group leader working with individuals diagnosed with dementia and their caregivers. She is a member of the Western Connecticut Area Agency on Aging Advisory Council and a former board member of the Connecticut Geriatric Society.