Certified Dementia Practitioner and Caregiver Advisor
Jane Marks was the Executive Director of the Alzheimer’s Association WV Chapter for 12 years. As her caregiving duties for her own mother began to become more challenging Jane retired from that position and now spends her time speaking, training, and managing her website, www.sandwichcaring.com, which is dedicated to those “sandwiched” between their own lives and the task of caring for aging parents.
Jane is the author of numerous articles and has developed and presented a wide variety of training programs and curriculums on all facets of Alzheimer’s disease and caregiver challenges. In 2011 Jane spent time in the United Kingdom, participating in training and peer discussions concerning dementia care and caregiver well-being. Jane has served on numerous work groups, and task forces both regionally and nationally surrounding aging issues. In 2013, Jane presented an academic poster at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Copenhagen Denmark.
Jane is a Certified Dementia Practitioner and holds a Gerontology Practitioner Certification from the West Virginia University School of Social Work. She is the current host of an on-going series of podcasts she developed for AARP WV on caregiver resources and challenges, available on both Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Jane is also a wife, mother, grandmother and pet owner.