Mary's on a Mission

Teaching self-care to family and professional caregivers affected by Alzheimer's/Dementia.

Learn more about Mary's presence in the local/global community since 2010...
  • Speaking at conferences, private meetings, churches, schools, libraries, workplaces, and community centers. Read more...

  • Training family caregivers and direct healthcare providers at caregiver support groups, healthcare facilities, and private groups. Read more...

  • Leading retreats for spiritual retreat and conference centers and faith-based communities. Read more...

Mary's Blog and News

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  • John Hanlon of Rowley ~ Age 54 ~ Passes 3-19-18

    Collette and John Hanlon Enjoy Fish Tales

    “S/he died too young…” Is this before age 100? 85? 65? 45? 25? 15? Is “too young” before we’ve had a chance to say the Four Most Important Things (Ira Byock) to our friend or loved one: 1. I love you 2. Thank you 3. Forgive me 4. I forgive you Is “too young” before […]

  • Dementia Friends in Topsfield MA!

    Dementia Friends, Topsfield, MA

    On Monday, December 18, dementia friends and advocates from Topsfield, North Andover, and Manchester gathered to learn more about the Dementia Friends global and national movement, and how we can better serve and support people with dementia in our towns. The 2-hour information session was provided by Beth Soltzberg of Jewish Family & Children’s Services […]

  • Service, Duty & Honor is Risky Business

    Expressive Writing Options: Peace Prayers, Promise Letters

    Thank you Veterans and Dementia Care Partners for your service. Whether we serve for love of country or family, if we end up on the front lines, we are risking life and long-term health. This past weekend, I tuned in closely to the TV programs about post 9/11 veterans living with the invisible wounds of […]