Dr. Ellie Izzo is participating in the Caregiver Smile Summit
Ellie is participating in the Caregiver Smile Summit.
Dr. Ellie Izzo created and developed the Rapid Advance Process in 1990, conceived as a process to quickly offer relief to adult survivors of childhood trauma. Ellie is co-founder of and a core trainer with the Vicarious Trauma Institute and the Collaborative Divorce Institute. She is the author of The Bridge to I Am: Rapid Advance Psychotherapy ©2007 and co-author of Second Hand Shock and the Just Stop Series. She authors a blog at docellie.com. Ellie co-created an Emotional Intelligence APP, Sentbeat ™, which is currently available in the Apple and Google Play Stores. This app helps users to immediately reposition to healthier thinking at the critical point of upset.
Her topic is: Caregiver Stress – There’s an App for That!
While the 12 Days of Christmas starts on Christmas, I decided to go backwards and post a holiday song, one a day, for 12 days leading up to Christmas Eve. Here is the first. Winter Wonderland. Enjoy.
Carol Marak is participating in the Caregiver Smile Summit
Carol is participating in the Caregiver Smile Summit.
Carol Marak has appeared in The New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, PBS, NPR, AARP, USNews, American Society on Aging, local newspapers throughout the U.S. and radio shows. She has become the authority in the aging alone, elder orphan, and solo aging population who understands and supports the individuals facing growing older and alone challenges. Carol and her sisters helped their parents with elder care concerns. Her father lived with Alzheimer’s disease, and her mother developed a chronic heart condition. After they passed, she questioned, “who will do all that for me?” Carol has no spouse, partner, or children to count on as she grows older.
Her topic is: Creating a Community of Support for Solo Agers
Jennifer Fitzpatrick is participating in the Caregiver Smile Summit
Jennifer is participating in the Caregiver Smile Summit.
Jennifer is the founder of Jenerations Health Education, Inc., a full service healthcare education organization. With over 20+ years experience in healthcare, Jennifer is also a gerontology instructor at Johns Hopkins University’s Certificate on Aging program.
She appears frequently in the media and has been featured on ABC, CBS, Univision, Sirius XM and in Fast Company, Reader’s Digest, Forbes, U.S. News & World Report, The Huffington Post and many more. A member of the National Speakers Association, she is one of less than 800 Certified Speaking Professionals (CSP) worldwide. Her first book, Cruising Through Caregiving: Reducing The Stress of Caring For Your Loved One helps family caregivers and is also a resource for healthcare professionals who want to set better boundaries with patients.
Her topic is: Cruising through Caregiving – Reducing the Stress of Caring for a Loved One
Jude Kanu is participating in the Caregiver Smile Summit
Jude is participating in the Caregiver Smile Summit.
Jude is a dedicated Professional Caregiver with years of experience in elderly care within homes and assisted living environments. Recognized for his ability to monitor and provide emotional and physical support to patients and staff, he possesses exceptional communication abilities, as well as cultural sensitivity to deal with diverse populations. His interest in elderly care-giving started during his youth service to his country. He was posted to a rural area to serve and realized that less or no attention was given to the elderly in the African society. He then took it upon himself to become an advocate of care for the elderly in Africa. He has created awareness in elderly care by writing to the government to establish care facilities and assisted living homes across Nigeria and Africa so that the elderly could benefit from such establishments. He has established elderly communities in rural areas and has involved students to volunteer to care for the elderly in rural areas during their holidays.
Her topic is: An International Perspective on Caregiving – Africa