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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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*For bulk pricing, contact: info@dtconsultant.org

Paperback

Also available at barnesandnoble.com

A Dementia

Caregiver

Called to Action: The Journey

*For bulk pricing, contact: info@dtconsultant.org

Paperback

Also available at barnesandnoble.com

@drmaciep

PICK YOUR BATTLES‼️ Try not to start a battle bc they will win the war. Trust me! I know. And I bet you do too.

Try Congratulating vs. Criticizing and see how that works out for you.

For more tips, the link 🔗 is in my bio for my Dementia Care Caregiver Guide 📕.

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You can take the girl out the country, but you can’t take the country out the girl. And apparently @ericacobb and @aljacksonig are just as country as I am 🤣.

For the record, that was Erica who said “the sugar” 😂😂😂.

What y’all know about “the pressure 🩺” and “the sugar 💉?”

These are 2 of the most common chronic illnesses that can increase your risk of developing #Alzheimer’s or #Dementia.

Reduce your risk of developing high blood pressure and diabetes, reduce your risk of developing Alzheimer’s and dementia.

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Alzheimer’s + Dementia explained in less than 60 seconds 💨.

I’m so thankful for the overwhelming response from #DBL (@dailyblastlive) nation on the information shared during this segment. Both my paperback + kindle 📕 are on the #AmazonBestSeller list 👏🏽🙏🏽.

Although only 3 mins are shared here, I highly encourage you to click the link 🔗 in my bio to view the entire 6 min interview and share it with those you love.

You won’t regret it!

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I’m looking forward to joining the crew at @dailyblastlive tomorrow (June 6) to talk all things Alzheimer’s caregiving. You don’t want to miss it!

Check here for your local listings: https://www.dailyblastlive.com/listings/

#AlzheimersAwarenessMonth
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There are 3 very important roles a caregiver will play in the life of someone living with #dementia; actor is one of them.

You’ve got to meet them where they are and step into their reality. There’s no other way around it.

Whether it’s a therapeutic fib or validation therapy, you ARE sharing what’s most important to them in that moment and that’s what it’s all about, the MOMENTS.

I’ve been role playing about my grandmamas pots the whole time she lived with dementia and I wouldn’t change a thing. 💜❤️🤍

#justaskdrmacie™
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MEDICATIONS 💊 can cause #dementia symptoms. Here’s what you can do to reduce the risk:

📝 Use 1 pharmacy
📝 Read the side effects for each med
📝 Get a medication reconciliation regularly, but especially when new meds are prescribed or old meds are discontinued
📝 Understand that the side effects you’re experiencing may not be the ones that are listed
📝 Ask YOUR doctor BEFORE taking ANY over-the-counter (OTC) medications (i.e. pain relievers, vitamins, creams, suppositories)

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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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