Karen is a passionate supporter and educator to both caregivers and people who are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and dementia. She is a “Memory Care” consultant.
In Maria’s Place, Karen facilitates online support groups and shares her vast knowledge and experience with us in videos and articles.
Karen is a two-time recipient of the Alzheimer’s Association “Caring Hearts, Helping Hands” Volunteer-of-the-Year award. She also received the Presidential Service Award in 2009 for service to the Alzheimer’s population.
Karen has a Masters Degree in Social Work, a Bachelor of Science in Clinical Psychology, and a Certificate of Gerontology.
She lives in Pennsylvania.