Patricia M. McClure-Chessier , Award-Winning Author, Educator, and Speaker

Healthcare Professional & Caregiver presents on Nine Key Principles to prepare caregivers for their journey and avoid pitfalls.   

Patricia M. McClure-Chessier has been in the healthcare industry for almost 25 years. She holds a MBA, MPA, and Bachelors Degree in Psychology. McClure-Chessier is presently a hospital administrator at one of the largest psychiatric facilities in Illinois, an adjunct professor, the wife of pastor and radio host Eric H. Chessier, and a mother. McClure-Chessier 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 Honorable Mention in the Biography/Memoirs category in the 2016 Royal Dragonfly Book Award contest. She is also the author of the newly released book, A Caregiver's Guide for Alzheimer's and Dementia Nine Key Principles. McClure-Chessier has done several book signings at Barnes & Noble stores, including California, Chicago, Minnesota, and New York to name a few. She also has been an exhibitor and presenter at several healthcare conferences, schools, libraries, trade shows, churches, special organizations, and expos all over the country, including the Ultimate Atlanta Women's Expo, Senior Aging Expos sponsored by Silver Star Exposition, Senior Expos by 22nd Century Media, Black American Expo, Jacksonville Florida Expo, and many others. Additionally, McClure-Chessier has done several radio interviews and television interviews, including on the Christian Television Network.

The most important thing the author wants readers to gain from her book:

Patricia's newly released book, A Caregiver's Guide for Alzheimer's and Dementia Nine Key Principles, prepares the caregiver for their journey and avoid pitfalls. The caregiver will learn nine key principles to employ to be effective as a caregiver, and to have a more rewarding experience. In Losing a Hero to Alzheimer's The Story of Pearl, Patricia helps families to understand the disease and adjust to the changes within the family system.  

Why the author is an authority on the subject of her book:

Patricia M. McClure-Chessier, whose educational background in psychology is related to the subject of her book, also has experience working with the geriatric population as a direct care service provider and personal experience as a caregiver. Additionally, McClure-Chessier is a member of the Illinois Continuity of Care Association, American College of Healthcare Executives and she volunteers with the Alzheimer's Association.


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Speaking Engagements and School Presentations:

McClure-Chessier connects with the audience while giving a presentation on the signs and symptoms of Alzheimer's and offers practical guidelines on how to handle it. McClure-Chessier also discusses how it impacts the family system. She has proven to be versatile in her presentation on educating her audiences about Alzheimer's/Dementia. McClure-Chessier's information is practical and offers meaningful examples from her experiences. She has spoken about Alzheimer's to children and youth, layman individuals, and doctorate-level students. McClure-Chessier is described as knowledgeable, passionate, informative, energetic, interactive, and inspirational!

Presentation Audience:

Grades K-3

Grades 4-6

Middle School

High School




101-300 appearances



Willing to travel

Book Type:

Tween/YA Non-Fiction


Adult Non-Fiction


Aging/Senior Citizens


Community Issues — African-American



Family/Parenting/Grandparenting/ Adoption


Marriage/Dating/ Relationships




Women’s Issues

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