Eldercare Advocate, Jacqueline Marcell, to Speak in Houston

HOUSTON, TX — Jacqueline Marcell, author of the best-selling book “Elder Rage” will speak for the Senior Guidance Directory at their first annual luncheon and also at an evening program. Whether you are a caregiver (or worried you may become one or even need one!) or a seasoned healthcare professional, you will enjoy being enlightened and entertained by this sought-after international speaker.

LUNCHEON KEYNOTE: “Overcoming Professional Caregiving Challenges” at Briar Club, 2603 Timmons Lane, Houston 77027, 11:00 am-2:00 pm. TWO FREE Continuing Education Units/Contact Hours for RNs and Social Workers available. The 2009 Pacesetter Award, “Most Innovative Caregiving Practitioner”, will also be presented. Patricia Gras of Houston’s PBS “Living Smart” program will be the Mistress of Ceremonies.

EVENING LECTURE: “Laughter & Tears in the Caregiving Years” at HBU Morris Cultural Arts Center, 7502 Fondren Road, Houston 77074, 6:30-8:30 pm. The 2009 “Outstanding Family Caregiver of the Year Award” will be also presented–nominations due by October 15.

Mixing practical advice with laugh-out-loud humor, Marcell presents creative caregiving solutions based on her experience of caring for two parents fulltime with undiagnosed early stage dementia, namely Alzheimer’s. After a year of enduring her father’s rages and fighting through an unsympathetic medical system, her loving persistence turned around the seemingly impossible situation and made it all manageable. The experience compelled her to give up her stalled career as a television executive to become an advocate for eldercare awareness and reform.

For more, check out: Senior Guidance

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