“Edu-taining” speaker on Caregiving, Eldercare, Alzheimer’s, Breast Cancer.
Jacqueline Marcell was a photographer and also taught at UCLA and then a television executive, but barely survived as a caregiver to her (once-adoring) challenging elderly father and sweet but ailing mother, both with Alzheimer’s which went undiagnosed for over a year. But after fighting through an unsympathetic medical system, endless tears, and depleting her parents’ life savings and much of her own, with sheer determination Jacqueline Marcell figured everything out medically, behaviorally, socially, legally, financially and emotionally. Passion to save others from a similar experience (especially from getting so frustrated they commit elder abuse) resulted in her (bestselling) first book, “Elder Rage”, the “Coping with Caregiving” radio show, and becoming an international speaker on issues that unnecessarily cost a year of her life-and then nearly her life itself when she survived invasive Breast Cancer.
“Elder Rage” is a Book-of-the Month Club selection receiving 50 prestigious endorsement, 300+ 5-star Amazon reviews, is required reading at numerous universities for courses in geriatrics, and being considered for a film. MEDIA includes: TODAY, CNN, PBS Alzheimer’s Documentary, AARP Bulletin cover story, Woman’s Day. HONORS include: National Adult Day Services Association’s Media Award-and NAWBO’s Advocate of the Year Award at their Remarkable Women Awards.
Jacqueline Marcell has spoken at hundreds of events including the California Governor’s Conference, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, National Security Agency (closed-circuit to 36,000 employees worldwide), and Florida House of Representatives. Numerous topics, modifiable for any group (CEU/CMEs).