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 is the author of Alzheimer's: A Crash Course for Friends and Relatives and Between Jobs: Ten Ways to Help a Friend Who's Unemployed. Her work has been recognized in Virginia, where she lives, and in many national publications. Mary has taught graduate level psychology at James Madison University and has served as a program consultant for the University of Virginia's Department of Academic Affairs. A caregiver herself, for seven years she led patient and caregiver groups for the Alzheimer's Association of Central and Western Virginia. LEARN MORE


Read Mary's Blogs on Friendship:

Interview: 2015 Innovations in Care


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


About the Book

"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