Expert

I’m very thankful for the opportunities I’ve had to educate and empower family caregivers of persons impacted by dementia (including Alzheimer’s) over the years.

I’m not sure there can be “experts” when it comes to a disease like Alzheimer’s. We aren’t 100% sure how it’s caused, how to treat it, how to prevent it or how to cure it.

What we do know is that every person impacted by this diagnosis will have an experience with it that is unique to them. I don’t think I’m an expert; however, I do strive to be an advocate.

Below are links to sites and organizations that have featured my content. It is my hope that by bringing forward as many best practices, coping strategies, tips, tools and resources that there will be something of use for you here.

Warmly,

Mara

Overview of Online Presence

news

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“Alzheimer’s Author Shares Expertise w/ Law Enforcement”

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“Mara Botonis Receives 2015 National Public Service Award”

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“Waiting Room “Warriors”: An Insider’s Guide to Interacting While Waiting for the Doctor”

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“An Unexpected Legacy: Art Therapy Breakthroughs in Engaging Persons Living with Dementia”

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good-company

“14 Technologies Seniors Should Use to Make Life Easier”

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“Looking for the Beauty below the Surface”

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“Actor Plays An Alzheimer’s Caregiver With Compassion”

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“Maintaining a Connection with Your Loved One After Hiring a Caregiver”

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“How I Became an Alzheimer’s Advocate”

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“Former SWAT Team Leader Now Locates Lost Loved Ones That Wander”

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“Loving Town Makes Dementia Movie ‘His Neighbor Phil’ Possible”

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“Alzheimer’s and Law Enforcement”

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“The Benefit of Being Broken: How Being a Patient Taught Me to be a Better Carer”

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“Biography Based Care: What it is and how it can help your loved one.”

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“Mara Botonis:
The Making of and Advocate”

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“Person-Centered Dementia Symptom Tracker”

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“Person Centered Alzheimer’s and Dementia Checklist for Helps Doctors Tailor Care”

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“What Glen Campbell’s Family Taught Us All”

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“When Caring Takes Courage” Senior Advisors Book Review”

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“The United States and China Collaborate in Cross-Cultural Efforts to Share Research for Persons Living with Alzheimer’s”

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“Activity Modification Care for People with Dementia”

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“Best Caregiving Tips from the Alzheimer’s Experts”

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“5 Things That Shouldn’t Matter When Selecting Senior Housing”

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ALZLIVE

“9 Comforting Things a Dementia Carer Dreams Of”

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“11 Best Alzheimer’s Books This Year”

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“But Did You Let Yourself Fall Today”

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“Alzheimer’s, The Oscars and Us”

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caregiving

“Caregiver Coping Strategies: Getting Away from Guilt and Grief”

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care

“Caregiver Coping Strategies: Making More Time for Moments That Matter”

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stress

“Caregiver Coping Strategies: Managing Stress in Minutes”

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award

“Caregivers.com Writer Mara Botonis Honored with 2015 Jefferson Award”

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“Courage, caregiver and good wishes this November”

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nurse

RADIO SHOW: “Courage in Family Caregiving for Alzheimer’s Disease”

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aging

RADIO SHOW: “Dementia, Alzheimer’s and Care”

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caregivers

“Dementia Facts”

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mentors

“Dementia Mentors”

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mara

“”Dementia: What YOUR Local Police Department Needs to Know””

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“Dining and Dementia-Making the Most of Mealtimes”

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doctors

“Don’t Go to the Doctor (without this)”

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healthcare-savings

“Ease the Cost of Dementia-8 Go-To Resources”

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“Healing the Hurt: What to Do When You Feel Like Your Family is Fractured”

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Capture

“The Generous Gift of the GREAT Goodbye”

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loved-ones

“Helping Loved Ones with Dementia Enjoy the Holidays”

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“How Caregiving Is an Honor and a Privilege”

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talk-radio

“Meet Lori LaBey: The Oprah of Alzheimer’s “

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paul

“Meet Paul Nussbaum: Your Brain’s Biggest Fan”

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reading-room

“Maintaining Your Role When Others Oversee Direct Care”

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caregivers-book

“Memory People: Where Strangers Feel Like Family”

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survey

“Nationwide Dementia Survey Seeks Input From Caregivers”

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“New Approaches for Dealing with Difficult Dementia Behaviors”

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“One Benefit From Vet Affairs That Offers Real Relief”

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“Person-Centered Dementia Care Encourages International Exchange of Ideas”

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project-lifesaver

“Project Lifesaver Announces Strategic Alliance with Alzheimer’s Expert”

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alzheimers-speaks

RADIO SHOW:
“Safety and Dementia-Project Lifesaver”

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RADIO SHOW:
“Scenario Based Guidelines for Alzheimer’s Caregivers”

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Thanksgiving Prayer for Caregivers

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“When Caring Takes Courage-A Compassionate and Interactive Guide”

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blog-radio-show

RADIO SHOW:
“When Caring Takes Courage-Top Tips for At Home Alzheimer’s Care”

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caregiver-radio-show

RADIO SHOW:
“When Caring Takes Courage-Being the CEO of your own homecare effort”

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aging-book

RADIO SHOW:
“When Caring Takes Courage- Dementia Care at Home

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