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Angil Tarach-Ritchey RN, GCM
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Lives in Ann Arbor area
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Please share with any families living with any type of dementia to help make their holidays enjoyable and memorable.
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A possible controversial article I wrote for NurswTogether. If you are a nurse, please comment on the NurseTogether site below the article, thank you!
The nursing shortage is still predicted and geriatric nursing will soon reach an alarming stage. Can new nurses ever develop a positive attitude towards this specialty?
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A must read for consumers
Medicare's nursing home rating system will improve. Yay! Anywhere closer to the truth is good.
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In memory of those I've cared for my best-selling & award winning book is on a Memorial Weekend Countdown Deal on Amazon. Get Behind the Old Face: Aging in America and the Coming Elder Boom for
$0.99 today only!! Price goes up each day

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I'm passionate about improving the treatment, living and care of older adults. I invite you to take a look Inside my book, Behind the Old Face: Aging in America and the Coming Elder Boom If you like it you can borrow it free on Kindle. I hope you will join my passionate crusade!
The Book Shepherd’s Thought for the Author’s Day:
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Dementia Care; 8 Tips for a Great Holiday Season
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Check out this video on YouTube: please post or send me your thoughts about my vision for senior living and care I summarize in this video. My email is if you want to share privately or you have questions. Let's create a better aging future together! 
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We're in the middle of a fantastic series and this past weekend Brad Powell gave the talk, "Because I'm Happy."

Even if you aren't married - this series is very applicable to your life! If you missed it, you may go and watch it here:

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Fred Howard is one of the older adults featured in the book, Behind the Old Face: Aging in America and the Coming Elder Boom, and the Behind the Old Face video. The author, her husband and 2 grandchildren visited Fred Howard on his 102nd birthday to present a copy of the book.  This video provides a glimpse into that visit.

Are you taking part in the Art of Nursing telesummit during #Nurses Week? These will be fantastic presentations, and affordable and easy CEUs! What's  better than that?
In case you've forgotten, Nurses Week will be here in just over a month, and I'd like you to know about a very special online event in which I'll be participating and that you certainly don't want to miss. The event is entitl...
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You can join in creating our aging future, or wish you had
Angil Tarach-Ritchey RN, GCM is an author, speaker, consultant and national expert in senior care.  With over 30 years experience in senior care and advocacy Angil is very passionate about eldercare and is well respected in her field. Angil has written 3 books, and recently released "Behind the Old Face: Aging in America and the Coming Elder Boom" on November 13, 2012, which has received excellent endorsements from 2 nursing organizations.  She has also written a cutting edge M2E Book, "The Aging Question: A Vision for the Coming Elder Boom", which is a mini-media ebook and preview of "Behind the Old Face."  It includes text, photos and video clips of 2 of the aging adults Angil interviewed and features in "Behind the Old Face."  Her 1st book was written for Kindle and is the 2011 edition of Quick Guide to Understanding Medicare, Medicaid and other payer sources which remained on the best seller list for its category for a full year,  despite being outdated.   Angil has written for several websites including NurseTogether, the Alzheimer's Reading Room, Wellsphere, the National Senior Living Provider’s Network, Ann Arbor News, and her own blog, Aging in America.  Her passion and expertise have led to being published in the Chicago Sun Times, Maturity Matters, Medpedia, Vitamins Health, Medworm, Alzheimer’s New Zealand and several other publications.  She has been featured on Nurse Talk, WE Magazine for Women; Women on a Mission, Life Goes Strong, You and Me Health Magazine, His Is Mine, and Abec’s Small Business Review and quoted in several publications, such as CNBC,  Reuters, Consumer Affairs, PTO Today, Women Entrepreneur and more.   Chronic illness has been a part of Angil's life since 2003.  After 5 years of struggling with a life changing "mystery" illness she was finally diagnosed with Sjogren's Syndrome and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.  Her unique perspective as a nurse and patient is evident in her writing and advocacy, and makes her experiences even more relatable to those she assists and educates.   Personally Angil is married to her "best friend", as she describes her husband Bernie Ritchey and they have a blended family of 5 adult children and 4 grandchildren.  She and her husband are active Christians who are involved in their church and World Vision, in which Bernie is a Child Ambassador.
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  • Author, Speaker, Consultant
    Author, RN, GCM, 2009 - present
  • Visiting Angels/Ann Arbor
    Owner/Director, RN, GCM, 2002 - 2012
  • St. Joseph Mercy Hospice
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  • State of Michigan
    Infection Control Coordinator, 1 - 3
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