Mary Cail, Selected Presentations
Financial Planning Association of Central Virginia ⎟December 2, 2016
"Facing Alzheimer's: Essential Understanding, Empathetic Planning"
About. This presentation, approved for continuing education credit for Certified Financial Planners, focuses on how Alzheimer’s disease begins and progresses through three discernible stages, what can be predicted from the outset about the needs and limitations of caregivers and clients with Alzheimer's disease, as well as some of the more problematic 'unknowns' and the potential impact of these unpredictable factors on securing professional care and on family members’ capacity to provide care. The unique concerns of early stage dementia, the cost of different care options, the problem of aggression and other challenging behaviors, and the issue of competence will be discussed, along with recommendations to minimize the possibility of financial loss due to declining cognitive abilities.
Community Ideas Station ⎟November 17, 2016
"How to Encourage Others to be a Better Friend to You and Your Loved One"
Refresh, ReFuel & Retool
About. This interactive workshop is a time of engagement for family caregivers with experts in the field of Alzheimer's and dementia. Sessions will explore positive approaches to living with the disease from the perspective the caregiver as well as the loved one with Alzheimer's. It is presented in partnership with The Community Idea Stations, Public Broadcasting System, National Public Radio, and the Alzheimer's Association. (program brochure)
15th Annual Alzheimer's Education Conference ⎟November 10, 2016
"How to Support Friends and Relatives Coping with Alzheimer's Disease"
Enhancing the Quality of Life in Dementia Care
About. This conference brings together health professionals and families to understand a person-directed approach to caring for those living with Alzheimer's. It is presented by the Alzheimer's Association of Central and Western Virginia in partnership with the Virginia Geriatric Education Center. (program brochure)
University of Virginia Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation ⎟August 29, 2016
"Often Overlooked": Caring for Those with Alzheimer's and Their Caregivers"
About. Mary Cail, author of Alzheimer's: A Crash Course for Friends and Relatives will discuss specific techniques for supporting patients who are coping with dementia, as well as their caregivers.
The Lodge at Old Trail ⎟August 18, 2016
"Easy Ways to Support Friends with Alzheimer's and Caregivers"
An Evening with Author Mary Cail
About. This month we welcome Mary Cail, PhD, the author of Alzheimer’s: A Crash Course for Friends and Relatives, and founder of The All-Weather Friend, an organization which helps people support friends during life’s most difficult circumstances. Mary will be on hand to discuss easy ways to support friends with Alzheimer’s and caregivers, as well as share the backstory behind The All- Weather Friend. (program flyer)
2015 Virginia Festival of the Book
"Often Overlooked: How to Support Friends and Relatives Dealing with Alzheimer's Disease"
Alzheimer's: A Crash Course for Friends and Relatives, by Mary Cail
About. Mary Cail, PhD, is the author of Alzheimer’s: A Crash Course for Friends and Relatives and creator of the All-Weather Friend series, an emerging set of books and booklets on how to help friends through specific hardships. She blogs for Maria Shriver’s Architects of Change series and the Huffington Post.
2015 Radford Reads Literary Festival⎟July 18, 2015
Reading and Recreation
About. Panel discussion with Dick Wall, author of Mr. Owita's Guide to Gardening, Mary Cail, author of Alzheimer's: A Crash Course for Friends and Relatives, and Neil Sagebiel, author of Draw the Dunes: The 1969 Ryder Cup and the Finish That Shocked the World
"Glencoe Museum will be site of Radford Reads Literary Festival" Roanoke Times, July 11, 2015
Friends of the Library, Fayetteville, NC ⎮October 9, 2012
Friends of the Library Hosts Author Visit
About. "...The isolation in facing this disease can also be debilitating. If there is no one to relate to, situations often seem far bleaker than they are, but Dr. Mary Cail has written a book that counteracts this perception. It offers true accounts of people dealing with Alzheimer’s and advice concerning the care of these patients. Cail will be at the Headquarters Library Pate Room, which is located at 300 Maiden Ln., on Oct. 9, from 7 until 9 p.m., to discuss her book." (From Up & Coming Weekly, by Erinn Crider)