Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Longevity and its hazards

Sadly, the interest in Alzheimer's and other Dementias is universal. So is caregiver burnout. The good news is that modern medical technology has enabled millions to experience longer life. The bad news is that many of these aging millions live longer but don’t really experience it—at least not in the way you and I do (or as they themselves did when they were younger). Their memories are gone or going and their loved ones are grieving for who they were. But caregiver support is available.

This blog is dedicated to all caregivers of aging parents or other loved one’s whose identities have been lost to this terrible process. To encourage discussion and exploration of this timely topic, I have made myself available to community, library, academic and religious groups primarily in, but not limited to, Michigan and Florida. A complete calendar of my scheduled eldercare talks is available on request. If you are interested in scheduling a presentation, please let me know with a comment on this blog or else contact me at:

Here are just a few of my past presentations:

Warren Arsenal, Warren MI: Civilian Employee Group
Selfridge Air National Guard Base: Civilian Employee Group
Northbrook Presbyterian Church, Beverly Hills MI: Adult Education Group
Madonna University Library, Livonia MI
Temple Beth El, Bloomfield Hills MI: Community Library Program
Birmingham Rotary
Madonna Magazine—Catholic Television Network—TV Interview
Metro Detroit JCC Book Fair
Washtenaw (Ann Arbor) JCC Book Festival
Wayne State University, Detroit: Writing & Publishing Workshop

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