"GPS: A Roadmap for Family Caregivers Workshop" returns to Riverbend Church 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday. The conference, which is presented by the church and Alzheimer’s Texas features these speakers and topics:
Keynote Speaker: Jennifer Scott, Director of the Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area – "Practical Tips for Alzheimer’s Caregivers"
Dr. Dewayne Nash, MD – "Alzheimer’s Research – A Physician’s Personal Connection"
The Rev. Reg Larkin, Minister/Counselor – "Faith, Celebration, and Grief in Caregiving"
Mary Koffend, Owner, Accountable Aging – "Three M’s of Health Insurance: Medicare, Medicaid, and Medigap"
If you want to attend, register at http://www.riverbend.com/event-list/2016/3/12/2016-gps-caregivers-support-workshop. The cost is $10.
I regularly write about caring for seniors and senior issues as part of Raising Austin. That might sound like a weird thing, but many parents also are caring for people on the other end of the age spectrum.
Here are a couple of recent stories I’ve done on Alzheimer’s and caregivers.
On the keynote speaker at last year’s conference: http://www.mystatesman.com/news/lifestyles/health/conference-for-caregivers-touches-on-alzheimers-de/nddLm/?icmp=statesman_internallink_invitationbox_apr2013_statesmanstubtomystatesmanpremium
On parenting your parent: http://www.mystatesman.com/news/lifestyles/parenting/learn-how-and-when-to-parent-your-parent-at-confer/nkDcw/?icmp=statesman_internallink_invitationbox_apr2013_statesmanstubtomystatesmanpremium
On talking to your parents about sex: http://www.austin360.com/news/lifestyles/parenting/how-to-have-the-sex-talk-with-your-aging-parents/nmzMk/
On being part of the "sandwiched generation": http://www.mystatesman.com/news/lifestyles/parenting/feeling-sandwiched-between-kids-parents-what-careg/nfWzp/?icmp=statesman_internallink_invitationbox_apr2013_statesmanstubtomystatesmanpremium
On understanding Alzheimer’s: http://www.mystatesman.com/news/lifestyles/seminars-help-families-understand-prepare-for-futu/nfPWP/?icmp=statesman_internallink_invitationbox_apr2013_statesmanstubtomystatesmanpremium
On a local Alzheimer’s respite: http://www.mystatesman.com/news/lifestyles/austinites-gathering-inspires-network-of-alzheimer/nnmfF/
On fighting agism: http://www.mystatesman.com/news/lifestyles/parenting/speaker-bill-thomas-urges-us-to-fight-ageism-in-ta/nn3x3/