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About Dr. Macie Smith
DR. MACIE SMITH

Dr. Macie P. Smith is a proud HBCU Alum of South Carolina State University receiving both her Bachelor’s in Social Work and Master’s in Rehabilitation Counseling; she earned her Doctorate in Higher Education Leadership from Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Fl. Dr. Smith is a Licensed Gerontology Social Worker and an award-winning Alzheimer’s and Dementia educator and author with more than 20 years of experience working with aging and vulnerable populations. Dr. Smith provides support for those living with Alzheimer’s, dementia, cognitive impairment, intellectual and developmental disabilities, traumatic brain injury (TBI) and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) and their families. She serves as a Guardian ad Litem and Court Appointed Guardian for the Richland County Probate Court.

Dr. Smith was elected to the Board of Trustees at South Carolina State University in March 2021 and now serves as the Vice Chairperson of the Board. She is the owner of Diversified Training Consultants Group, a Geriatric Care Management organization, the author of A Dementia Caregiver’s Guide to Care and an advisory board member for Leeza’s Care Connection, a caregiving support center founded by Celebrity Journalist and Caregiver Advocate, Leeza Gibbons. Dr. Smith is the co-host of a brand new talk show with Teepa Snow called Dementia Divas: Caregiving & The Arts on Saltbox TV.

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DR. MACIE SMITH

professional speaking

  • Addressing + Avoiding Leadership Burnout

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    Leading in a culture of change can be rewarding and challenging. This opportunity will offer leaders in all segments of the health and helping profession strategies on how to appropriately address burnout and compassion fatigue in their respective industries while creating a meaningful plan to avoid going down that road.

  • DEI + Opportunity

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    In this current climate, the opportunities for diversity, equity, and inclusion are not always available. Therefore, this presentation will offer practical solutions for identifying and addressing opportunities for diversity, equity, and inclusion in non-profit and for-profit entities.

  • Promoting Optimal Well-Being through Self-Care Strategies

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    Practicing self-care is a right that many caregivers neglect. So, this presentation will reignite the passion for and the purpose behind self-care.

  • Managing the Care of Older Adults with Dementia

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    Approximately 10,000 Americans are reaching age 65 every day. And with age being the number 1 risk factor in developing dementia, ongoing information and education is needed in this area across industry. In this presentation, participants will gain a better understanding of the differences between normal aging memory loss and dementia and how to manage the long term services and supports that are needed to promote quality of life.

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A Dementia

Caregiver's

Guide to Care
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A Dementia

Caregiver

Called to Action: The Journey

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Paperback

Also available at barnesandnoble.com

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As a spokesperson for the fastest-growing national franchisor in the home care industry, SYNERGY HomeCare, I’m super excited about the release of these informational videos 🤩.

Synergy prides itself on providing quality information to all caregivers who are in need of support.

Be sure to connect to synergyhomecare.com for unlimited access to caregiver resources and informational videos.

If you or someone you know and love are in need of #respite, reach out to your local Area Agency on Aging (AAA).

They have respite vouchers available that you can apply for. It’s a very quick and simple process. You’ll just need a doctor to confirm the dementia diagnosis.

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It’s not that hard people. They don’t choose to go to the bathroom on themselves 👖. Who would?! 🤷🏽‍♀️

When living with dementia, the disease will eventually affect the sensation you typically feel when you have to go to the bathroom 🚽.

Meaning…the brain no longer recognizes the signals the bladder/bowel sends to the brain 🧠.

There is a disconnect/fray between the brain and the bladder, not the brain and the heart ♥️. Be kind and….

✅ Implement a toileting schedule
✅ Take them to the bathroom
✅ Put a picture/sign on the bathroom door
✅ Watch out for signs of needing to go

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Here’s how you determine if it might be #dementia ⬆️.

A progressive type of dementia is much more than routine memory loss. The memory loss or forgetfulness must impair at least 1 daily functioning that’s routine for that person.

Once it’s realized that something is happening cognitively, then it’s time to get a full physical from the PCP to determine what’s actually causing the cognitive changes. And that’s where the journey begins.

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Now that you`re back from your holiday weekend 🎆 w/ your mom, or dad, or aging loved one and you`ve noticed some things. And you`re wondering what to do next.

The first thing you want to do is talk with other family members and friends about whether or not they have any concerns.

Then you want to grab a copy of my book 📕 "A Dementia Caregiver Called to Action: The Journey" for a complete playbook on what to do throughout the journey.

You can`t do it alone, nor do I expect you to. I got you!

📚link 🔗 in bio. Available on @amazon and @barnesandnoble.

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I want to send a very special thank you to @imericacampbell @radioonelife @2trillion and the @getuperica crew for having me this week to talk all things #SelfCare.

I’ve gotten so much great positive feedback and inquiries for help. That’s what it’s all about.…b/c “you can’t fix what you don’t face” 😉.

ICYM my interview this week on Get Up! Mornings w/ Erica Campbell, here’s a playback.

Catch the full show anywhere you listen 🎧 to your podcasts.

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Tag! You’re it. Because you have a fully functioning accommodating brain 🧠 you’re the one who has to make choices available to your loved one living with #dementia.

Everyone deserves the right and has the right to choose, no matter what condition they’re living well.

So, give those living with dementia the opportunity to choose well. Choice promotes quality of living for all 😌.

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I know some of y’all don’t want to hear this, but…Your parents don’t need a parent, they need a partner. IJS

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When people w/ #dementia don’t remember words, you should help them. But it might not be that simple.

Caring for someone with dementia really is a balancing act at times. Can you walk a tight rope? Well, get ready 🙂. You can do it!

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Dr. Macie's Blog Posts
Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly

Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly, PACE as it is affectionately known, is a comprehensive health care model that provides medical and social support for persons over the age of 55 who require nursing home level of care, but still live in the community.

What to Expect As Your Loved One Ages: Does Mom or Dad Have Dementia?

Memory lapses can be a normal part of aging, but when are they cause for concern? Aging expert Dr. Macie Smith explains the warning signs to look for.

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Support for Seniors Without Family Support

It’s important to note that for Americans over the age of 55, being without immediate family doesn’t mean they lack support. They may have developed a support system of friends, neighbors, and other people who are not related through family ties.

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Early Onset Alzheimer’s Disease. What Are the Signs?

Most of the people diagnosed with Early Onset Alzheimer’s disease experience the same signs and symptoms as older people with the disease.

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Preview of “A Dementia Caregiver’s Guide to Care”

Take a peek inside Dr. Macie Smith's Frequently Asked Questions Dementia Care Guidebook that has been featured on Amazon Best Sellers list.

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The Winding Road Ahead: Families Caring For Aging Loved Ones

There once was a sense of comfort knowing that when one reaches the age of 65, Medicare will provide for most if not all long-term care needs.

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Assessing Your Older Adult Loved One’s Wellness this Holiday Season

The holiday season is upon us, and if you’re like me, I’m sure you’re looking forward to in-person celebrations and gatherings.

Don’t Be Afraid of Aging, Embrace It!

With Halloween around the corner, I want to ask you: Are you spooked by aging? Does the thought of getting older scare you?

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The New Alzheimer’s Drug. Is It the Drug For All?

Monday, June 7, 2021, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new Alzheimer’s treatment, Aducanumab, that is designed to slow cognitive decline

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Testimonials
  • “Dr Macie can do it all! On script or impromptu, she never fails to energize and educate a crowd, creating memorable experiences. Macie is always professional, reliable and responsive. Bottom line: she elevates every room she walks into with her knowledge, passion, charm and wit.”

    Leeza Gibbons

  • “Ask Dr Macie! Is the truth the way and a bright shining light in Caregiving, Dementia guidance 101 and all related. I had the privilege of attending a seminar online ! Awesome and she is so engaging ! Her patience in understanding your concern is simply a Winner. Dr Macie is truly Special in her field. I would and have recommended her.”

    Marlon Brown

  • “Dr. Smith you’re an electrifying and a real speaker…I thought I could deliver…but you dropped the Mic! You know your substance…continue to deliver your in-dept knowledge…I know each round will go higher and higher….can’t touch you!”

    Twiler Smith

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