Elder Rage, or Take My Father... Please! How to Survive Caring for Aging Parentsby Jacqueline Marcell
Elder Rage is a Book–of–the–Month Club selection (caregiving book first) receiving 200+ 5–Star B&N reviews, required reading at numerous universities, and considered for a film. Over 50 endorsements include Regis Philbin, Leeza Gibbons, Jacqueline Bisset, Duke University Center for Aging, Dr. John Gray, Mark Victor Hansen, Julie Harris,/i>… See more details below
Elder Rage is a Book–of–the–Month Club selection (caregiving book first) receiving 200+ 5–Star B&N reviews, required reading at numerous universities, and considered for a film. Over 50 endorsements include Regis Philbin, Leeza Gibbons, Jacqueline Bisset, Duke University Center for Aging, Dr. John Gray, Mark Victor Hansen, Julie Harris, Johns Hopkins Memory Clinic, Dr. Nancy Snyderman, Dr. Rudy Tanzi/Harvard Medical School, and the National Adult Day Services Association.
Elder Rage is a riveting, humorous, true story chronicling Jacqueline Marcell’s trials, tribulations, and eventual success at managing the care of her aging parents. Also an extensive self–help book, Elder Rage provides solutions for effective management medically, behaviorally, socially, legally, financially, and emotionally of challenging elders starting to get dementia and resisting care.
Elder Rage presents creative solutions for getting obstinate elders to: accept cleaning/caregiving help, give up driving, see new doctors, take medication, shower, eat, attend adult day care, move to a new residence, etc. Includes valuable resources, Q&A, recommended reading. Also includes an extensive addendum by renowned neurologist/dementia specialist, Rodman Shankle, MD, A Physician’s Guide To Treating Dementia, making it valuable for everyone from the family to the physician.
Help improve eldercare laws; show healthcare professionals how they can better help families they work with; provide solutions and hope to caregivers; encourage funding for Alzheimer’s research and bring awareness to importance of early diagnosis; expose elder abuse, neglect and exploitation; encourage long–term care planning; bring attention to the need for Adult Day Care Services.
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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.
Meet the Author
Jacqueline Marcell barely survived as a caregiver to her ‘challenging’ father and sweet mother, both with Alzheimer’s undiagnosed for over a year. But after fighting through the medical system, endless tears, and depleting her parents’ life savings and much of her own, she figured everything out medically, behaviorally, socially, legally, financially, and emotionally. Passion to save others (especially from elder abuse) compelled her to write Elder Rage, launch the ‘Coping with Caregiving’ radio show, and become and international speaker (CEU/CME), in an effort to educate on issues which unnecessarily cost years of her life—and then nearly her life itself when she survived invasive breast cancer.
Hundreds of keynotes include for the California Governor’s Conference, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, National Security Agency, and Florida House of Representatives. Media includes: TODAY, CNN, PBS Alzheimer’s Documentary, AARP Bulletin cover story, Woman’s Day, Prevention, and hundreds of articles and radio & television interviews. Honors include: Advocate of the Year from the National Association of Women Business Owners at their Remarkable Women Awards—and Media Award from the National Adult Day Services Association.
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