After twenty nine years in healthcare, throughout the United States in the senior housing industry, Mara Botonis’s life and career trajectory was forever changed when a close family member was stricken with Alzheimer's. Her everyday work, http://www.whencaringtakescourage.com/, at the national level and alongside families coping with the impact of Alzheimer's/dementia as well as countless medical and healthcare professionals specializing in this disease offered unparalleled opportunities to learn from their collective expertise.
Her passion and life’s work has been to support families in finding hope and happiness on a day-to-day basis in the face of this devastating disease. She often cites the influence of her beloved Grandfather, Bill, for inspiring her commitment to those coping with Alzheimer’s. She continues to be a sought-after speaker and outspoken advocate for families affected by Alzheimer’s/dementia as she shares her positive and empowering message around the world.