Gincy Heins is participating in the Caregiver Smile Summit
Gincy is participating in the Caregiver Smile Summit.
Gincy is a teacher, author, and volunteer, as well as caregiver and advocate for her husband who was diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment when he was 55 years old. She volunteers with Alzheimer’s Orange County and has held writing classes for early stage Alzheimer’s patients and their care partners. Gincy has spoken on panels at the 18th and 20th Southern California Alzheimer’s Disease conferences. She was selected as the 2016 Alzheimer’s Orange County Visionary Women Family Caregiver Award Honoree, and has been a nominee for the 2016 and 2017 Senior Care Hero Award and 2016 WEGO Health Activist Award.
Gincy is one of the co-authors of the 365 Caregiving Tips series which covers Practical Tips from Everyday Caregivers, Travel and Respite, and Hospitals, Care Facilities and Hospice. She is also the creator and editor of Before the Diagnosis: Stories of Life and Love Before Dementia, an anthology of stories by 36 authors, each about a relative they have known and loved before that person was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia. Over 90% of the profits from the sales of the book are donated to four nonprofit organizations that assist people with any type of dementia, and their families.
Her topic on the caregiver smile summit is: Caregiving: It’s a Bend in the Road, Not the End of the Road