Gigi Gabriel is the Education and Outreach Manager at Alzheimer’s Arkansas. Her caregiving journey began around 10 years ago, when she became a caregiver to her mother with Younger Onset Alzheimer’s. She was a Pastry Chef, under 30 with small children at home. Like many caregivers, she made the decision to leave her career in order to care for her mother. The past few years, she has been very active with the Alzheimer’s Association, Arkansas Chapter. She has served as Mission Chair for the walk and is currently the AIM Ambassador. She was also chosen to speak about her caregiving experience at their yearly forum in Washington, DC. Through AIM, she was able to testified in front of the Arkansas House and Senate about her experience as a caregiver. The bill passed, and now we have bill HB1434- it creates an Alzheimer’s and dementia advisory council which provides the implementation of a state Alzheimer’s plan. Her passion to help caregivers brought her to Alzheimer’s Arkansas, where she continues to educate and advocate for caregivers.