Marcy Cottrell Houle, MS, is a professional biologist and award-winning author of four books and numerous articles. Her most recent book, The Gift of Caring: Saving Our Parents—and Ourselves—from the Perils of Modern Healthcare, coauthored with geriatrician Elizabeth Eckstrom, MD, MPH, MACP, shares the latest medical knowledge and best ways we can advocate for our loved one’s health care as well as our own. Once so active and vital, Marcy’s father developed Alzheimer’s disease in his late 70s, and her mother grew frail from a variety of medical conditions. In her 14 years as caregiver (all while raising two young children), Marcy saw just about everything that could go wrong…or right. Today, she is a frequently featured speaker helping others prepare for and navigate the journey of caring for those we love. MarcyCottrellhoule.com
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