Kristen Cusato is participating in the Caregiver Smile Summit
Kristen is participating in the Caregiver Smile Summit.
Kristen spent 20 years as a television journalist, in New York, Texas, Connecticut and California. Her mother’s diagnosis of Lewy Body Dementia in 2009 changed everything. She moved from San Diego to New York to help her on this difficult journey. Kristen served as a Regional Director for the Connecticut chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association while her Mom was ill, sharing what she was learning as a caregiver, and teaching people about this disease. After her Mom passed, Kristen returned to California and is now the Associate Director of Communications for the San Diego/Imperial chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. Her goal is to share her caregiver hits and misses, in the hopes that her stories can help make the journey a tad bit easier for others.
Her topic is: I Wish I Knew Then – Lessons After the Caregiving is Over!
Dr. Pamela Pitman Brown is participating in the Caregiver Smile Summit
Dr. Pamela Pitman Brown is participating in the Caregiver Smile Summit.
Pamela is a Credentialed Gerontologist, a Fellow in the Academy of Gerontology in Higher Education and is an Assistant Professor in Georgia at Albany State University. She is a frequent contributor/reviewer for academic journals and magazines on aging and sexuality issues. She has been a guest lecturer on sexuality education and aging at Baylor University Medical School and has taught “Aging & Sexuality” at Eastern Michigan University since 2012. She is a long time Education Ambassador for SAGE.Shelives with her husband, WB and twin five year old daughters in Southwest Georgia.
Her topic is: Aging & Sexuality: Knowledge for Caregivers
Bone Safe Exercise – Caregiver Smile Summit
Kathleen Cody is our guest on the Caregiver Smile Summit.
Taking care of your own health as a caregiver is vitally important. Staying fit and protecting your bones is part of aging well. Exercise and activity is a natural part of your daily routine. So choose the right exercises for you and enjoy the benefits. If you have osteoporosis or are at high risk for a fracture, you need to take some precautions. Learn what kinds of exercise help keep your bones strong and what movements to avoid to protect them.
Ken Bitticks is participating in the Caregiver Smile Summit
Ken is participating in the Caregiver Smile Summit.
Ken has successfully taken three companies public, two of them technology businesses. Co-founder of EBIX, he is a leader in automation for property and casualty insurance agents and brokers. EBIX has a global footprint with over 4,000 clients, including 9 of the 10 largest international insurance brokerage firms, and over 190 of the top 200 independent insurance brokers in the U.S. Ken used his IT knowledge and his wife’s Debby’s intellectual property to put launch Digital Life Cloud, a secure platform where you can store your vital information and precious memories.
His topic is: Using the Cloud to Organize Your Digital Caregiving Life
Debby Bitticks is participating in the Caregiver Smile Summit
Debby is participating in the Caregiver Smile Summit.
Debby Bitticks is an Intergenerational Expert, Award Winning Author, Health and Caregiving Advocate , co-founder Digital Life Cloud. Debby co-authored “The Elder Care Review: A guide for Quality Control,” and has also co-authored the award-winning BioBinder™ series including “Cherished Memories – The Story of My Life,” “Time Efficiency Makeover,” and the “Senior Organizer.” She has co-authored a book in the “Life Lessons” series with Chicken Soup for the Soul authors, Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen: “Life Lessons for Busy Moms – 7 Essential Ingredients to Organize and Balance Your World.” “Cherished Memories – The Story of My Life” was a sell-out on QVC.
Her topic is: Capturing Life Stories – Tools, Tips and Technologies