I am well known in my field as the edu-taining author of ELDER AGE, or Take My Father… Please! How to Survive Caring for Aging Parents’ (print, audio, Kindle/Nook),an international speaker on Eldercare, Alzheimer’s, Breast. Cancer (survivor), Type 3 Diabetes’ and the Obesity Epidemic. I also hosted my own ‘Coping with Caregiving’ radio show interviewing thousands of healthcare professionals from 2003-2013. MEDIA includes: TODAY, CNN, PBS Alzheimer’s Documentary, AARP Bulletin cover, Woman’s Day, Prevention, and hundreds of radio/television interviews and presentations. I was a television executive, but I barely survived as a caregiver to my (once-adoring) difficult father and sweet mother, both with Alzheimer’s undiagnosed for over a year. But after fighting through the medical system, endless tears, and depleting my parents’ life savings and much of my own, I solved the crisis medically, behaviorally, socially, legally, financially and emotionally. Passion to save others (especially from elder abuse) compels me to educate on issues which unnecessarily cost years of my life—and then nearly my life itself when I survived invasive Breast. Cancer.78 million Baby Boomers are (or soon will be) caring for their aging parents, yet most are unprepared in every way. By age 65, 1 in 8 is afflicted with Alzheimer’s Disease, and by age 85 (fastest growing population), nearly 1 of 2 Alzheimer’s is termed ‘Type 3 Diabetes’. 70% of U.S. is overweight or obese. Multi-millions with/at risk for diabetes/AD.5.4 million Americans have AD, but millions g
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