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~~ About Turner 'Turnip' Stimpson
Family Consultant, Author, Keynote Speaker




Loving the Turnip Way... it's for everyone!


Becoming Turnip happened by the slip of the tongue of Miss Mourne, a dementia patient in my charge. She called out to me, "Turnip...I want to be with Turnip." From that moment, I knew I was making a difference in someone's life and with great affection, became 'Turnip'. I knew that God had given me a very large heart and along with it, the gift of love.







Turner Stimpson is nationally recognized as a writer, speaker and family consultant on the care of patients with Alzheimer's disease. His unique approach to treating these patients with respect and love - the Turnip Approach - has earned him numerous awards.

He is a desired keynote speaker at many conferences and care facilities to share his passion for helping families learn to interact with these amazing people. Beyond Alzheimer's, Loving the Turnip Way is for everyone!


Authored Books by Turner Stimpson;

Love Spoken Here

Turnip, Everlasting

What's In a Name?


PBS Documentary Features:

"Love Spoken Here; A Day in the Life of Turnip Approaching Alzheimer's with Hope and Joy"

"In Their Moment; Capturing Treasured Memories" using the T.U.R.N.I.P. Alzheimer's Approach"



"WGN Noon News" with Micah Materre - WGN, Chicago, IL

"Your Health" with Dr. Richard and Cindy Becker / Family Net - Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

"At Home Live" with Dr. Chuck and Jenni Borsellino / Family Net - Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

"The Jenny Craig Show" - Chicago, IL

"Sonora Living" - Phoenix, AZ

"Denver Celebration" / Daystar Television Network - Denver, CO

"Joy in Our Town" - Indianapolis, IN

"Today's Family" - Orlando, FL

"Total Living" with Jerry Rose / Total Living Network (TLN) - Chicago, Illinois

"Larry Kane Show" - Philadelphia, PA



The Michael Dresser Show

NPR - National Public Radio

America Tonight

"Morning with Scott and Lorri"/Family Net Radio - Dallas Fort Worth, TX


Turner's resume' includes tenure as a Resident Care and Transportation Coordinator at The Pines at Davidson, a life care community in Davidson, NC.

Service Recognition Awards

Recipient of the first Golden Rule Award of Iredell County, 1990

Carolina Gives Award, 1993


Turner is an adoring grandparent to his precious granddaughters, Callie and Gracie.

As he continues his passion and dedication to spreading encouragement, hope and joy beyond the fear of Alzheimer's, Turner gifts his everlasting message... his message is love!