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Karen Francis

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About Me


Karen is a passionate supporter and educator to both caregivers and people who are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, dementia and brain injury. Karen is a “Memory Care” consultant and is involved in nursing home design with the view to creating an exceptional living environment for the residents. She has been a caregiver, a caregiver advocate, support group facilitator and educator for the last two decades.

In Maria’s Place, Karen facilitates online support groups and shares her vast knowledge and experience with us in videos and articles. MariasPlace.com offers opportunities for social connections.
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 serves on many committees for health and aging and she lobbies to the government on behalf of caregivers, the elderly, disabled and people who are affected by dementia and cancer.


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