Nonni was the most amazing grandmother anyone could ever have, and not only because of her Italian cooking. She influenced me in so many ways as my best friend and best teacher of life’s lessons. In her last years, she struggled with Alzheimer’s, by which I became a passionate advocate for all those living with dementia. Seniors have built our country, our very world. The best lessons life has to offer us have been brought forward by them, generation by generation. Their contributions are indescribable.