Colette Bachand-Wood, whose father died of complications related to dementia, is a graduate of Episcopal Divinity School and spent seven years of research and work with Alzheimers and other dementia-related disease patients. She currently serves as rector of All Saints Episcopal Church in Whitman, Massachusetts, and is also chaplain at the Village at Propietors Green in Marshfield, a senior living facility with a memory care unit. Bachand-Wood also runs a monthly caregiver support group and previously worked as a hospice chaplain, where she received special training in Alzheimer care. She lives in Scituate with her husband, two daughters, and mother.
Barbara Cawthorne Crafton is a popular preacher, retreat leader, and writer. Her articles have appeared in the New York Times, Readers Digest, Episcopal Life, and other publications. She is the author of many books, including The Courage to Grow Old, Let Every Heart Prepare, Some Things You Just Have to Live With, The Sewing Room, Living Lent, and Mary and Her Miracle. She lives in Metuchen, New Jersey.