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AgeTech Collaborative From AARP at CES: Behind the Scenes with Carrie Aalberts (aka Dementia Darling) & Nicole Will, Founder of willGather

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AgeTech Collaborative From AARP at CES: Behind the Scenes with Carrie Aalberts (aka Dementia Darling) & Nicole Will, Founder of willGather

What magic happens behind the scenes at one of the world's largest events, particularly those that shine a light on our aging population and the tech revolutionizing their lives? You're in the right spot! We're excited to take you with us as we re-cap the innovation, technology, and stories that are impacting the future of care.

Carrie Aalberts and Nicole Will, are at the forefront of amplifying and exploring the people and companies who are transforming care through technology. Carrie, known to many as Dementia Darling, brings a decade of expertise in senior care and a passion for supporting dementia caregivers with resources and education. She's a beacon of hope for many navigating the dementia journey.

Nicole Will, founder of willGather, a platform dedicated to enriching the lives of older adults and those who care for them. Nicole's multifaceted approach to advocacy and innovation, rooted in her personal and professional experiences, offers a fresh perspective on the care economy.

Together, they share their experiences at the AgeTech Collaborative From AARP at CES, share stories behind the missions, and highlight the inspirations that drive impactful work in the agetech space. So, sit back, relax, and join us as we share, laugh, cry and give you a personal and insightful journey into the world of aging, innovation, and the human stories that connect us all.

To learn more about AgeTech Collaborative From AARP at CES and connect with many of the companies we mentioned, visit HERE.

Learn more about CES HERE.

Listen to our episode HERE.

About Carrie Aalberts & Nicole Will


Carrie Aalberts, also known as Dementia Darling, has a Master of Science focused in Gerontology and has been working in senior care for a decade. She created Dementia Darling to provide a safe place for dementia caregivers to find community, support, resources and education. Follow her on Instagram, Facebook and TikTok @dementiadarling. Carrie works as a Care Advisor for Eugeria, where she shares dignified innovations for the dementia journey. Connect with Carrie HERE!

Carrie Aalberts B.S., M.S., CDP, CMDCP

Founder of Dementia Darling

Nicole Will has dedicated her career to enhancing the well-being of older adults, their families, caregivers, and healthcare professionals. As the founder of willGather, she has created a platform to amplify initiatives and resources in the care economy. Nicole is the creative force behind the top-rated willGather Podcast: Navigating the World with Your Aging Loved One, which shares valuable insights and stories for those caring for aging loved ones. Her approach is multidimensional—from founding Gigi Betty Co. by willGather, in honor of her grandma, to co-founding Think Tank, serving on advisory boards, and serving as a consultant. Nicole’s academic background in Social Gerontology, caregiving for her grandma, and experience as a Director in a senior living community have equipped her with insights into the needs of the aging population and their caregivers. Nicole’s approach blends heartfelt advocacy with strategic innovation, making her a sought-after voice in the care economy.

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