Life moves quickly and we at The Caregiver’s Voice feel the need to pause to share five updates.
1. Radio Show: Can I Survive as a Caregiver? Can I Find some JOY?
Can I Survive as a Caregiver? Is it Too Much to Ask for a Sprinkle of JOY? – Radio Show
Listen to archived recording. Click on title link above for content overview or listen to the fast-paced one-hour radio show archived at Trudy Thomas interviews Brenda Avadian, MA.
2. A Toy Gun and the End of a JOY-filled Life
The details you’ve been asking for – how my twenty-year old nephew died – will be posted tomorrow. This and additional stories provide lessons for us all.
3. Enlightened Business Summit
The Enlightened Business Summit is going on this week!
This is a FREE event of leaders in a diversity of fields who will get you to thinking about how to improve yourself and your business. If you’re in a time of transition, trying to keep your job, or get a job, attend this invitation only event online or via telephone. Ends Friday. Free registration at the link above.
4. Silverado Symposium
Silverado Senior Living held their first annual symposium last week and I was one of the lucky invited attendees.
Two general keynotes plus twelve breakout sessions made for a well-paced and highly informative conference. I attended the following sessions:
Alzheimer’s Disease: Research Advances
Jeffrey L. Cummings, M.D., Director of the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health
Communicating with People with Dementia
Stephen F. Winner, M.S. Cofounder/Chief of Culture, Silverado Senior Living
Health in the United States: An International Perspective
Eileen M. Crimmins, Ph.D., AARP Professor of Gerontology, USC
Alzheimer’s Assoc. California Guidelines for Alzheimer’s Disease Management
Debra Cherry, Ph.D., Executive Vice President, Alzheimer’s Association – California Southland
Medicare Guidelines for Determining Terminal Status
Arbi Ghazarian, M.D., Private Practice in family medicine; Medical Staff at Glendale Adventist Medical Center and Verdugo Hills Hospital
Want to see what you missed? The presenters have made their handouts available at:
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Brenda Avadian, MA
Caregiver Spokesperson, Advocate, & Author