After watching my own grandmother experience the effects of Alzheimer's disease, I knew that I wanted to use my education and skills to guide others through the difficult challenges my own family faced.
Carrie is a former writer for Verywell Health covering Alzheimer's. She has over 10 years of experience working for agencies in the health, human service, and senior sectors, including Caregivers Home Health in Woodstock, Illinois; the Center for Gerontology at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana; the Life Management Institute in Anderson, Indiana; the Jefferson Center for Mental Health in Arvada, Colorado; the Buffalo VA Medical Center in New York; and the Alzheimer's Association in St. George, Utah. In addition to publishing over one dozen journal articles and book chapters, she has conducted over 70 presentations at local, state, national, and international events.
Carrie earned her PhD in counseling psychology with a minor in gerontology from Indiana University - Bloomington. Prior to that, she earned a BA in psychology and philosophy from Cornell College in Mt. Vernon, Iowa, and an MA in community counseling and applied gerontology from Ball State University.
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