About the Author

author Zella SmoakZella (Jacobson) Smoak was born and raised in Montana. She is a registered nurse and a California licensed attorney. She has been director and manager of several Alzheimer’s care units and has worked extensively with families of Alzheimer’s patients. She also has broad experience as an attorney which is her second profession. She has published numerous professional articles and has taught college level nursing and law, as well as being a keynote speaker at national conventions and workshops. Zella currently lives in Nevada County, California.