Author, "When Caring Takes Courage; A Compassionate and Interactive Guide for Alzheimer's and Dementia Caregivers"
After thirty years in healthcare, working throughout the United States in the senior housing industry, Mara's life and career trajectory was forever changed when a close family member was stricken with Alzheimer's. Eventually, Mara stepped away from a successful career to write full-time, in the hopes of helping others impacted by this disease. Her best-selling book, "When Caring Takes Courage: An Interactive Guide for Alzheimer's and Dementia Caregivers" was a self-published "labor of love" and has been well-received and strongly recommended. Mara continues to be a sought after speaker and valued care partner for families and organizations affected by Alzheimer's/dementia as she shares her positive and empowering message. Helping families, like her own, that have loved or lost someone special to this terrible disease is her greatest passion.