About the author

Joy Johnston

<p>Joy Johnston is an experienced digital journalist who has covered everything from terrorist attacks and Kardashian scandals to the cat that’s Donald Trump’s doppelgänger.&nbsp;<em>The Reluctant Caregiver,&nbsp;</em>her irreverent collection of essays on caregiving,&nbsp;won a gold medal in the 2018 Independent Publisher Book Awards. She received the 2015 Rick Bragg Prize for Nonfiction from the Atlanta Writers Club. Her work has been published in <em>Chicken Soup for the Soul</em> and other anthologies. She writes about dementia and caregiving on her blog, The Memories Project, and helps caregivers through her acclaimed caregiver support platform, Respite Care Share.</p><p><br></p><p>Johnston lives in Atlanta, where she is a dedicated servant to a pair of cats with dueling god complexes. In her free time, she works on perfecting her resting bitch face while riding the subway. She is currently working on a project called Respite Care Share, an online campaign designed to encourage family caregivers to take a well-deserved break.</p>