Ayla Girouard, LPN, is a licensed nurse and health writer. Her clinical nursing practice specializes in long-term care and rehabilitation of conditions that most often affect older adults. As a nurse, she has seen firsthand that health-related information and products are often complicated or misrepresented, and her goal as a health writer is always to offer readers uncomplicated and unbiased content. Having earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Curry College in Milton, MA, Ayla focuses on connecting with readers through emotional understanding and personal experience. She believes that all people have the right to make informed decisions about their health and their lives.