Mary O’Brien Tyrrell
Mary O’Brien Tyrrell, MPH, BSN, founded Memoirs, Inc. in 1994, designing an innovative and professionally sound model for honoring older people by preserving and sharing their memories in written form. She has since helped hundreds of elders publish their life stories in hardcover books that are distributed at family book-signing parties.
Her company has been featured in the Wall Street Journal and Kiplinger’s Retirement Report, and she was the first to publish articles in the gerontological literature on the value and ethical issues of this new industry.
The immediate past president of the International Institute for Reminiscence and Life Review, she has also been an associate director of the Minnesota Board of Nursing, coordinated health care research, and is a Vietnam veteran.
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