Nancy has been personally challenged by her own parents' health issues. At the age of 71, her mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease and eventually had to be placed in a local Atlanta nursing home. For 15 years, she had to make some heart wrenching decisions at each interval in her mothers decline. Her mother died in March of 2009 from complications of Alzheimer's disease. When Nancy's father became seriously ill, she faced the challenges of long distance support. Having these very personal experiences coupled with her professional experience has only reinforced her strong passion for helping elders and their families.
Nancy has published three books. Her most recent book, Meaningful Connections: Positive Ways To Be Together When A Loved One Has Dementia, is designed to help caregivers find new ways to engage with loved ones who have Alzheimer’s or other types of dementia.
The Mindful Caregiver, published in 2014 by Roman Littlefield teaches and inspires caregivers how to become “mindful caregivers.” Adhering to a mindfulness approach helps caregivers become intentional about how they provide care and take care of themselves. Caregivers will acquire new strategies for practicing self-care and learn how to attend to the spirit-side of caregiving. This book offers real time solutions caregivers can use in their everyday routines so they can feel more empowered and hopeful.
Nancy Kriseman is a licensed clinical social worker with more than 30 years of experience and who specializes in working with older people and their families. Nancy is head of Geriatric Consulting Services, where she maintains a private practice and regularly provides consultation and training to long-term care facilities. In addition, she has conducted training and educational programs for families and caregivers for a variety of other long-term care organizations and facilities, including the Georgia Alzheimer’s Association, Leading Age of Georgia, the Georgia Healthcare Association and the Emory University Alzheimer's Research Center.