Bursting with energy and excitement, Dr. Macie Smith is sure to activate and inspire the minds of those who care for yours. Through her comedic authentically real approach, Dr. Smith encourages others to care for others with compassion and purpose without compromise or guilt. From corporate collaboratives to individualized care, Dr. Smith's untraditional unapologetic way of approaching difficult subjects is informative, understandable, relatable, applicable, translational, and life changing.
Dr. Smith empowers women to "Age On Purpose. Be intentional in your journey. You define aging. Don't allow aging to define you. It renders helplessness."
Dr. Macie P. Smith is a proud HBCU Alum of South Carolina State University receiving both her Bachelor's in Social Work and Master's in Rehabilitation Counseling; she earned her Doctorate in Higher Education Leadership from Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Fl. Dr. Smith is a Licensed Gerontology Social Worker and an award-winning Alzheimer's and Dementia educator and author with over 22 years of experience working with aging and vulnerable populations. Dr. Smith provides support for those living with Alzheimer's, dementia, cognitive impairment, intellectual and developmental disabilities, traumatic brain injury (TBI) and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) and their families. She is a Guardian ad Litem, Court Appointed Guardian, and an Assistant Professor at Benedict College. Dr. Smith was elected to the Board of Trustees at South Carolina State University in March 2021 and now serves as the Vice Chairperson of the Board. She is the owner of Diversified Training Consultants Group, a Geriatric Care Management organization, the author of A Dementia Caregiver's Guide to Care and an advisory board member for Leeza's Care Connection, a caregiving support center founded by Celebrity Journalist and Caregiver Advocate, Leeza Gibbons.
Dr. Smith has appeared in several editions of Faculty Matters Magazine for her continued contributions in the academic areas of teaching, discovery, integration, and application. She conducts research, develops programs, conducts program evaluations, and facilitates professional development education and training opportunities in the areas of mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer's/dementia capable care, family caregiving, healthy aging, senior care, self-care, women empowerment, and leadership. Her focus is coordinating quality care within aging and underserved communities. Because of Dr. Smith's continued advocacy efforts, she was awarded the Post & Courier's Golden Pen Award for her editorial on senior care in long-term care during the pandemic.
Dr. Smith is a regular contributor on OnPoint on WACH FOX 57 where she answers health related questions posed by viewers. She also maintains a monthly column in the Carolina Panorama and has been a featured contributing writer in the All About Seniors Magazine and the HBCU Times Magazine. Dr. Smith's most notable work has been published in the Dementia: Sage Journals, In Our Community, Dementia Speaks: Pilot of a person-centered training targeting African-American caregivers of persons-living with dementia (innovative practice)
Dr. Smith has been recognized as a Top 20 Under 40 leader by the South Carolina Black Pages Magazine for her work as a community and industry change agent. She has been featured on local television and radio shows; and her very popular Just Ask Dr. Macie segments are now featured on Saltbox TV.