because Nancy recognized that elders and their
families needed help in negotiating the complex
maze of services for older adults. Families often
face many decisions about how best to care for
their elder family members. The amount of
information and choices can be overwhelming.
Nancy helps families navigate through these challenging times.
Nancy Kriseman is a licensed clinical social worker with more than 30 years of experience and who specializes in working with older people and their families. Nancy maintains a private practice. She is a published author of three books. Her most recent book, Meaningful Connections: Positive Ways To Be Together When A Loved One Has Dementia, which is designed to help caregivers find new ways to engage with loved ones who have Alzheimer’s or other types of dementia. Nancy's other books include: The Mindful Caregiver, published by Rowman and Littlefield in 2014 (and released in paperback in 2015) and The Caring Spirit Approach to Eldercare, published by Health Professions Press, and winner of two national awards: Best Practices in Aging from the American Society on Aging and the National Council on Aging, Mature Media award.
Nancy also provides consultation and training to long-term care facilities. She has conducted training and educational programs for families and caregivers for a variety of long-term care organizations and facilities, including: the Georgia Alzheimer’s Association, the Center for Positive Aging, the Georgia Healthcare Association and the Emory University Alzheimer's Research Center.
Nancy received her Masters degree in Social Work with a Specialty in Aging from the University of Michigan. She has been an adjunct faculty member at Mercer University and Kennesaw State University, where she has taught courses on “Aging and the Family” and “Death and Dying.”
Nancy has been personally challenged by her own parents' health issues. At the age of 71, her mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease and eventually had to be placed in a local Atlanta nursing home. For 15 years, she had to make some heart wrenching decisions at each interval in her mothers decline. Her mother died in March of 2009 from complications of Alzheimer's disease. When Nancy's father became seriously ill, she faced the challenges of long distance support. Having these very personal experiences coupled with her professional experience has only reinforced her strong passion for helping elders and their families.