JACQUELINE MARCELL was a television executive, but she barely survived as a caregiver to her challenging father and sweet mother, both with Alzheimer’s which went undiagnosed for over a year. The experience compelled her to write ‘Elder Rage’, a Book-of-the-Month Club selection receiving over 450 5-Star Amazon reviews, is required reading at numerous universities, and considered for a film. Over 50 prestigious endorsements include Regis Philbin, Leeza Gibbons, Johns Hopkins Memory Clinic, and the National Adult Day Services Association who honored Jacqueline with their Media Award. She also received ‘Advocate of the Year’ from the National Association of Women Business Owners at their Remarkable Women Awards.
Jacqueline is also an international speaker who has presented at hundreds of events including the California Governor’s Conference, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, National Security Agency, and Florida House of Representatives. She’s also been featured on the TODAY SHOW, CNN, a PBS Alzheimer’s Documentary, and was a 5-page cover story of the AARP BULLETIN.
Jacqueline stresses the importance of early diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer’s and says there can still be a good life for everyone in the family, if dementia is properly managed medically, behaviorally, socially, legally, financially and emotionally. She’s here with us today to discuss these issues, and you can visit her website at www.ElderRage.com.