How do you use Twitter in your professional life?
We use Twitter to provide support and hope to caregivers, to connect the Alzheimer's community and to educate people on the disease.
What's your favorite Twitter app?
We use the Twitter platform directly and have never tweeted with an app.
Twitter or Facebook?
Both. Twitter is like an amazing cocktail party, lots of new people to meet. Facebook is like a dinner party with friends of friends.
What are some words or phrases you refuse to shorten for brevity?
The word you because people are the reason we tweet. Otherwise, we shorten away to share and educate on Alzheimer's.
Is there someone you want to follow you who doesn't already? If so, who?
Never thought about this before. We're dedicated to outreaching about Alzheimer's and raising awareness through helpful, quality content.
Why should we vote for you?
A vote would be in honor of caregivers and their loved ones with Alzheimer's. Each tweet we do is in their honor. Hope you'll donate a vote.
Terms you wish would start trending on Twitter right now?
What's the most interesting connection you've made through Twitter?
Each one is interesting. Tweeting up is fun - it's like meeting a modern day pen pal. One of our first tweet ups was with @karimS3D
Hashtag you created that you wish everyone used?
#AlzChat where Alzheimer's carers and experts share on a new dementia caregiving topic each week. Chat co-moderation led by @ewpotts
How do you make your tweets unique?
Each tweet is unique because each connection is unique. We read every article/blog before we tweet/retweet. We do not automate our tweets.
What inspires you to tweet?
Raising Alzheimer's awareness, positive power creative arts have on people with Alzheimer's and supporting the caregiving community.
Ever get called out for tweeting too much?
People have asked us to tweet more. Ongoing Alzheimer's awareness raising is vital. As @cc4alz
140 characters of advice for a new user?
You'll be surprised how much you learn about someone's character in a 140 characters. You'll be surprised at the awesome people you meet.
How long can you go without a tweet?
Tweeting is like breathing.
What question are we not asking here that we should?
Question: What's your dream? Answer: A world without Alzheimer's.
Who do you admire most for his or her use of Twitter?
one of the first people we met on Twitter. She is 84 and has Alzheimer's. She dictates her tweets to her daughter.
Who is the funniest person on Twitter that you follow?
We met comedian @danilic
at a tweet up and have been laughing ever since.
What is one of the biggest misconceptions of Twitter?
That Twitter takes a lot of time.
Why should people follow you?
You'll meet inspiring people. You'll learn why it's important to raise Alzheimer's awareness and how creative arts help.
Can you name some one-of-a-kind Twitter accounts that you follow?
How do you decide what to tweet?
How can we help people? We tweet Alzheimer's news, engage in conversations & participate in chats. We believe in thanking people for RTs/MTs.
Why'd you start tweeting?
To raise awareness on Alzheimer's and the positive impact of the creative arts. We never imagined tweeting would turn out to be so much more.
Has Twitter changed your life? If yes, how?
Meeting the many inspiring people on Twitter is truly life changing. We're always learning something new and helpful through their tweets.
What do you wish people would do more of on Twitter?
We wish more people would use Twitter for raising awareness of good causes.
What are some big Twitter faux pas?
Not thinking before you tweet - once it's out there, it's out there. Plagiarizing another person’s tweet - be sure to give them a MT/RT credit.
What will the world be like 10 years from now?
We hope it will be a world without Alzheimer's; that a prevention or cure is found. Today Alzheimer’s is the only top 10 cause of death without prevention or cure or way to slow progression.