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Meet Patricia M. McClure-Chessier 

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Patricia M. McClure-Chessier is the President & Founder of Trish Against Alzheimer’s and Dementia (T.A.A.D.  LLC.)  T.A.A.D. was founded on December 26, 2020 in honor of her late mother Ann Shirley McClure who was born on December 26, 1934. Patricia was the caregiver for her mother with her loving husband Pastor Eric H. Chessier by her side.  Ann passed away on December 25, 2004 due to complications of Alzheimer’s. It was shortly after that Patricia’s advocacy began on a national and state level with the Alzheimer’s Association to help advance research. Patricia has served as a team captain for various events in raising money for research for Alzheimer’s/Dementia, public speaking, special events, and served as the master of ceremony for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s charity event for the Alzheimer’s Association. 

Patricia has been in the healthcare industry for over 25 years. She holds a MBA, MPA, and Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. Patricia is currently employed as a Hospital CEO for a leading healthcare corporation.  She is an adjunct college professor and public speaker for Alzheimer’s/Dementia and Caregiving.  Patricia holds the position of Program Chair for Illinois Women Conquers Alzheimer’s which is an entity of the Alzheimer’s Association.  Patricia has used her voice through books, public speaking and screen plays to advocate and educate others about Alzheimer’s, Dementia, and Caregiving.   Patricia is the award-winning author of Losing a Hero The Story of Pearl, which won 1st place in the Aging/Senior Living and Relationships categories and received an Honorable Mention in the Biography/Memoirs category at the 2016 Royal Dragonfly Book Award contest.  “A Caregiver's Guide for Alzheimer's and Dementia Nine Key Principles” won 1st place in the Aging/Senior Living category and 2nd Place in the Educational, Health/Diet/Nutrition and How To categories at the 2020 Royal Dragonfly Book Award contest.  Patricia has been the guest speaker for several healthcare conferences, schools, libraries, trade shows, churches, special organizations, and expos across the country.  She has been featured in several magazines and interviewed on radio and television stations, including the Christian Television Network.  Patricia resides in Chicago, Illinois with her husband and children.  

Learn About Alzheimer's/Dementia and Effective Caregiving With Patricia

Workshops & Trainings

The award-winning author provides training to professionals and family caregivers at all levels of care in order to expand their knowledge, competency, and skill set. The author teaches methods based on her education, professional and personal experiences, and excerpts from her award-winning book “A Caregiver’s Guide for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Nine Key Principles”. McClure’s training/workshops promotes optimal care for the patient and a rewarding experience for the caregiver.

 

Some topics for presentations include but are not limited to the following:

 

  1. How To Be Effective as a Professional Caregiver  

  2. How To Be Effective as a Family Caregiver 

  3. How To respond: Behavior is a Form of Communication 

  4. How To Avoid Power Struggles

  5. Living in the Moment and Remaining Present

  6. Ethical Dilemmas with Alzheimer’s and Dementia

  7. Ways Caregivers Can Avoid Stress

  8. Quality of Life: “There is Life Beyond the Diagnosis”

Book Clubs 

The award-wining author is available to do presentations for book clubs on “Losing a Hero to Alzheimer’s: The Story of Pearl” and "A Caregiver's Guide for Alzheimer's and Dementia: Nine Key Principles." Readers will dissect the signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s and Dementia through real life examples. Patricia will provide participants the necessary tools to be effective as a caregiver. After the presentation, a Q & A session will follow. 

Conferences 

The author is a subject-matter expert on Alzheimer’s, Dementia and Caregiving and is available to speak at active aging expos, educational events, faith-based organizations, and healthcare conferences. Workshops can be added to the conference package for an additional cost. 

 

*Presentations can be customized based on the organizations’ needs and event


*Prices may vary based on the level of care, size of the audience and time. For more information, please complete the contact information form.
 

SPEAKING REVIEWS

Patricia’s presentation was informative and her real-life stories and examples helped get her message across. She’s engaging and energetic, and her passion really shows.

Kristina De Leon, CDP

Director of Marketing

Artis Senior Living of Bartlett

I would highly recommend Patricia M McClure as a presenter on Alzheimer's/Dementia and Caregiving. She presented at several active aging expos presented by Silver Star Exposition. Patricia was knowledgeable and engaged the audience. 

Robert Cychon

Active Aging Expo

Silver Star Exposition 

It has been a pleasure observing Patricia present at multiple events.  I have found her presentations to be energetic and very informative.  The audience appreciates her professional and personal journey as a caregiver for her mom, and not to mention her transparency.  Patricia's advocacy against Alzheimer's and Dementia is much appreciated. Her passion and experience on the topic of caregiving always shines through! I am looking forward to having Patricia present at other healthcare conferences and events in the near future. 

Phillip Bennett

Manager, Education and Outreach

Alzheimer's Association 

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