Mary Cail has spent the past decade bringing her experiences with loss and grief into the study of relationships. In 2009, she founded The All-Weather Friend, an organization dedicated to helping people understand each other during life's most difficult situations. She has been published or profiled by the Los Angeles Times, the Miami Herald, the Seattle Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Huffington Post, Maria Shriver's Architects of Change series and others. Mary taught graduate level psychology at James Madison University and has served as a faculty consultant for the University of Virginia's Department of Academic Affairs. For seven years she led patient and caregiver groups for the Alzheimer's Association of Central and Western Virginia and has taking part in Alzheimer's Association panel discussions and conferences. 

Interview: 2015 Innovations in Care


2015 Virginia Festival of the Book interview:
Jane Foy of WINA, Charlottesville, Virginia:


About the Book

Books to help friends be friends when it matters most

"A novel yet practical approach...

...wrapped up in a blessedly brief all-stages guide for [people] eager to communicate effectively with those living with Alzheimer's and their families. Gentle, wise, compassionate dialogues offer creative options to break through typical language and thinking barriers."

Lisa Gwyther, LCSW, Director, Duke University Family Support Program, co-author of The Alzheimer's Action Plan: A Family Guide