Erika Rendon is participating in the Caregiver Smile Summit
Erika is participating in the Caregiver Smile Summit.
Erika is host of Nourish Senior Life and a franchise owner at Comfort Keepers. She was born in Colombia South America and was introduced to the senior population by her own family and in specific her grandmother who was the primary, 24hr caregiver to her grandfather that had advanced Parkinson’s. As a young person she recognized the desire to help seniors in need and in particular the 24hr caregivers that had limited support and resources. She step-stoned her way to a great career in assisted living and home care. The Nourish Senior Life Campaign is meant to provide education to the senior population on healthy eating choices that are affordable, easy to prepare and convenient for
Her topic is: Quick Meal Options for You and Mom
Connie Siskowski is participating in the Caregiver Smile Summit
Dr. Siskowski is participating in the Caregiver Smile Summit.
Connie was educated at Johns Hopkins, Montclair State and New York University, and she obtained her PhD in 2004 from Lynn University. Her broad background in healthcare and dedication to diminishing caregiver struggles led to the 1998 establishment of a nonprofit organization which has transformed itself to become what is now the American Association for Caregiving Youth (AACY), headquartered in Boca Raton, FL. AACY includes the Caregiving Youth Project of Palm Beach County and the Caregiving Youth Institute. AACY integrates healthcare, education and the community (body, mind and spirit) to provide a strong foundation for the youth and their families.
Her topic is: American Association of Caregiving Youth
When Caregiving Ends, How to Find Purpose Again– Caregiver Smile Summit
Pam Ramsden and Rimas Jasin are our guests on the Caregiver Smile Summit.
At some point, your caregiving responsibilities will end. Many caregivers find themselves asking: what’s next for me? Once you are no longer caring for a loved one, how will you spend your time and energy in other meaningful ways? Based on the popular Explore Your Futureworkshop series, you can use these reflections to find purpose and meaning again by asking. In this interview we will explore these reflections – How did I get here? Who am I now?What do I want?How do I create an engaged life now? You will learn that there is “life” after caregiving; why it’s important to maintain purpose; re-discover your talents, values, passions, strengths and aspirations; and tap into books and resources available to facilitate this journey.
Dr. Dan is participating in the Caregiver Smile Summit
Dr. Dan is participating in the Caregiver Smile Summit.
Dr. Daniel Nightingale is CEO of Dementia Therapy Specialists (US) and Dementia Doctor (UK); Actor; Stand-up Comedian; who was Trained by Dr Patch Adams. He is the world’s leading clinical dementia specialist, world renowned for his pioneering empirical, published research in the use of hypnotherapy as a treatment option to alleviate many of the BPSD associated with neurocognitive disorders (dementia). His upcoming book, commissioned by Jessica Kingsley Publishers is entitled A Clinician’s Guide to Non Pharmacological Dementia Therapies.
His topic is: Dementia and Communication – Engaging Positively Enhances Lives!
John Baumann is participating in the Caregiver Smile Summit
John is participating in the Caregiver Smile Summit.
John graduated from Cornell Law School and worked for 28 years as an attorney when at 41 he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s. He committed to focus his energy on finding out what he could do to slow, if not cease, the progression of the disease, then how to summon the inner strength and self-discipline to do what he needed to do. Mr. Baumann has reinvented himself into a National Speaker Association presenter on how to have the best quality of life possible after an adverse life-changing event, how to become more successful at just about anything, and how to create a more positive and cooperative workplace culture. He is the author of “Decide Success – You ain’t dead yet.”, a life-coach for People with Parkinson’s, their care partners, and anyone else dealing with a significant life event. A media expert, he has presented more than 100 Symposiums across the world. He was recently honored to be elected to the World Parkinson’s Program Board as the Patient Mentorship Committee Chair.
His topic is: When and How to Go Public with a Life-changing Condition