Come Back Early Today

Come Back Early Today tells the powerful true love story of Marie’s remarkable 30-year
relationship with a delightfully colorful, wickedly eccentric Romanian gentleman and scholar. The book is also a valuable resource for Alzheimer’s caregivers, illustrating how Marie solved numerous problems that typically arise when caring for someone with dementia. More

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About Marie Marley, PhD

Marie Marley, PhD is the author of the award-winning book, “Come Back Early Today: A Memoir of Love, Alzheimer’s and Joy,” now available at and her website. The Foreword was written by Gregg Warshaw, MD, former president of the American Geriatric Society.

She had seven long years of experience caring for her beloved Romanian soul mate, Dr. Edward Theodoru. While caring for him she acquired a keen personal understanding of the numerous complex and painful issues Alzheimer’s caregivers face, and developed successful solutions to all the problems that came her way. These are detailed in her book.

Come Back Early Today is a Santa Fe Writer’s Project Literary Awards finalist and an Eric Hoffer Horizon's Award finalist. In addition, two stories from the book won Honorable Mention in the 2012 Writers-Editors International Writing Competition. Marie also hosts her own blog, which has a wealth of advice for Alzheimer’s caregivers, and publishes a monthly newsletter dealing with issues relevant to people caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s. Those interested can sign up for the newsletter on Marie’s website.

In addition to her book, Marie is the author of numerous articles on Alzheimer’s caregiving and is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post. She also publishes articles on the Alzheimer's Reading Room, the number one source of information for Alzheimer’s caregivers.

Marie has more than 30 years of experience as a grant writer and consultant, with a focus on geriatric medicine and family medicine, including grants on dementia-related topics. She has been the grant writer at the American Academy of Family Physicians since 2007, and was a grant writer at the University of Cincinnati Family Medicine Department for 30 years before that.

She lives in Kansas City and can be reached at

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