About the authors
James V. Gambone, Ph.D., is an Adjunct Professor of Gerontology in the Graduate School of Public Service Leadership at Capella University. Jim is also one of the country's leading authorities on generational and intergenerational relationships. He is a published author, motivational speaker, and consultant. He was also a caregiving helper at a young age for his grandmother and has personally supported other men in chronic and acute caregiving situations.
Besides being a leader in the field of aging, Jim is an award-winning film and television writer, producer, and director. His latest film, The Journey Home deals with the future of elder care in the U.S., and Jim's newest book, ReFirement: A Guide To Midlife and Beyond, (available at Amazon.com) has been well received by Boomers across the country. It asks the important question of America's largest generation: "What will you do with the third act of your life?"
Rhonda Travland, M.S., is a gerontologist, social worker, author, and educator. She is currently working on her Ph.D. in Human Services. She was a caregiver to her husband for 17 years, a victim of Young Onset Alzheimer's Disease. Her experience as a spousal caregiver gives her unique insight into the stress and frustration of caring for a chronically ill loved one. She is also uniquely qualified to help caregivers develop practical strategies for surviving the stress of the caregiving situation.
Her background includes over a decade as a licensed nursing home administrator, a CEO of a service business, and as a professional consultant to private industry in corporate America. She is president of the Caregiver Survival Institute and the author of The Tough & Tender Caregiver, A Handbook For The Well Spouse, available at Amazon.com.