JACQUELINE MARCELL, B.S., writes: I will be on the Today Show Feb 1st and will be in NYC Jan 29-Feb 2. (Any further details will get posted: http://www.elderrage.com/Events.asp)
Reminder/Update: A few years ago, I was so compelled by the heart-wrenching experience of caring for my elderly parents (both with Alzheimer’s Disease which was not properly diagnosed for over a year)–I gave up my 15-year career as a television executive to become an advocate for eldercare awareness and reform. My passion resulted in a bestselling book, “Elder Rage”; a popular radio program, “Coping With Caregiving”; hundreds of radio/television appearances; widely published articles and an Elder Care Blog; media including CNN, Woman’s Day, Prevention and the cover of the AARP Bulletin (circulation 22 million); and delivering over 100 keynotes–including replacing Maureen Reagan at the Governor’s Conference for Women, and to the Florida House of Representatives. I am honored that the National Association of Women Business Owners presented me with “Advocate of the Year” at their Remarkable Women Awards. Also a recent breast cancer survivor, I advocate that everyone (but especially caregivers), closely monitor their own health.
“Thank you so much for your superb presentation at our Alzheimer’s Research Seminar. The audience included dementia specialists, senior neurologists and neuropsychologists, basic scientists, nurses, fellows, residents, medical students, clinical research staff, and others from New England who came specifically to hear you. And, what a fabulous presentation it was! Your ability to combine humor, personal insight, wisdom, and critical meaningful guidance to all of us involved in the web of care for those with dementia was sensational. Each gained useful tips and tools that will enrich our professional practices and personal experiences.”
–Robert A. Stern, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Neurology and Associate Director of the Alzheimer’s Disease Clinical and Research Program, Boston University School of Medicine
To: help improve our eldercare laws; educate healthcare professionals how to better help the families they work with; provide solutions and hope to families; encourage funding for Alzheimer’s and Breast Cancer research–and bring awareness to the importance of early diagnosis; expose elder abuse, neglect and exploitation; encourage long-term care insurance/planning; bring attention to funding needs for Adult Day Services–which saved my parents’ lives as well as my own. I’ve testified before the Assistant Secretary on Aging and am featured in an upcoming documentary on the subject.
COLLABORATION: Perhaps you have an interest to:
Interview me: http://www.elderrage.com/bookjacqueline.htm
Get a quote or read the story of caring for my elderly parents: http://blog.thirdage.com/?p=47
Have me submit an article on Eldercare, Caregiving, Alzheimer’s, Breast Cancer, Writing, Self-Publishing, Overcoming Obstacles
Learn more about my book http://www.ElderRage.com/ or see the endorsements & reviews: http://www.elderrage.com/Review.asp
Have me speak or present a tele-seminar: http://www.ElderRage.com/SpeakingEngagements.htm.
Listen to a brief overview of one type of presentation: http://boss.streamos.com/wmedia/wsradio/elder/121705/segment4.asx
Listen to hundreds of interviews, be a guest, refer guests, or advertise on my radio program: http://www.wsRadio.com/CopingWithCaregiving
Respond to a topic on my Elder Care Blog and mention your work and website: http://blog.ThirdAge.com/?author=12
JACQUELINE MARCELL, B.S.
Author, Radio Host, Speaker, Breast Cancer Survivor
ELDER RAGE, or Take My Father… Please!
How to Survive Caring For Aging Parents
A Book-of-the-Month Club Selection
COPING WITH CAREGIVING Radio Program
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Irvine, CA 92612-0673
Ph (949) 975-1012
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Cell (714) 878-3713
WARNING SIGNS of ALZHEIMER’S
Difficulty performing familiar tasks
Problems with language
Disorientation to time and place
Poor or decreased judgment
Problems with abstract thinking
Changes in mood or behavior
Changes in personality
Loss of initiative