I know that my posts usually have something to do with marketing or building a business strategically.
However, there are times when I am compelled to share with you something being done by one of the DirectionsU Bachelor’s Students and this is one of those times…
Dr. Ina Gilmore, “The Knitting Doctor” and Founder of CaregivingWithPurpose.com, is getting ready to open the doors to the 2014 Alzheimer’s Telesummit.
CaregivingWithPurpose.com has been named one of the Top 25 Alzheimer’s Blogs in the WORLD for both 2012 and 2013. It’s also finished in the Top 20 Health Blogs of both 2012 and 2013 as well.
That means that if for no other reason than to study a fantastic example of marketing, you’ll want to check out the Alzheimer’s Summit 2014 at:
But there are a few other reasons for you to check it out as well…
Are you an Alzheimer’s caregiver or know one struggling daily?
Caregiving can be the best thing you ever do for another. It can also be the hardest thing you’ll ever do. You can get so involved in giving care that your own wants and needs take a back seat, often ignored.
Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or another dementia can be additionally challenging and isolating.
Additionally, there’s a social stigma too often attached to Alzheimer’s and other dementias. People often are uncomfortable around someone with dementia. Even talking about dementia and the changes is brings can be upsetting and embarrassing.
Caregivers get included in this isolation due to the disease itself, the caregiving and the lack of time for a social life.
The causes of isolation are multiple and often chronic, easily going on for years.
If you think this will not affect you, consider this…
* More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s
* Alzheimer’s is now the 6th leading cause of death in the U.S.
* 1 in 3 seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or another dementia.
It’s likely you will know someone with Alzheimers or another dementia, their caregivers or become a caregiver yourself.
That’s why I’m delighted to tell you about this important telesummit February 1- through 14, 2014 by one of my DU students, Ina Gilmore MD. It’s f’re’e and available online or by phone. No travel involved! Replays will be available if you can’t make the sessions live.
Dr. Ina helps caregivers, especially those caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or another dementia. She knows dementia caregiving, having been “in the trenches” as both a professional and family caregiver.
She nearly lost her health while caring for her elderly mother, Clara who had cerebrovascular dementia. It has many symptoms and signs in common with Alzheimer’s. Dr. Ina understands the sacrifices caregivers and their families make and knows simple steps help you move from dragging yourself through each day… into THRIVING!
Dr. Ina’s telesummit, “Overcoming the Isolation of Alzheimer’s: Simple Solutions for Family and Professional Caregivers” is a place for experts in Alzheimer’s and other dementias to share their caregiving tips and solutions.
Wondering who will be in this telesummit?
The speakers include…
Lori La Bey, Recognized as the #1 Alzheimer’s Influencer by Sharecare and Dr. Oz, speaking on “Improving Dementia Care Through Economical & Global Collaborations”. She explains how Memory Cafes, The Purple Angel Project and Dementia Friendly Communities reduce the isolation of Alzheimer’s care.
James Creasy, Founder of JiminyWickets, a program using croquet to reduce the isolation of Alzheimer’s for both caregivers and patients.
Janet Edmunson, Inspirational Author and Speaker with over 30 years experience in health promotion. She cared for her husband Charles who fought a degenerative neurological disease. Janet will speak on the “Importance of Positive Emotions for Caregivers.” She uses science, personal stories of caring for her husband during his neurological illness, and practical activities to explore positive ways to get through this challenging life experience.
And 14 more!
This is your opportunity to connect with these Alzheimer’s experts and with other caregivers who understand the isolation and pain of giving care to someone with dementia.
You need this information, and it won’t cost you a dime.
Join us to discover the secrets of moving from stressed to blessed …; from isolated to nurtured …; from just surviving to THRIVING!
To Your Abundant Success!
“The JV Queen”
Dean & Founder, DirectionsU.com
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