Friday, April 2, 2010

It's time to go back...

It's been 17 months since I last saw or communicated with Pop in any way...our last encounter was in the driveway of our home in Sun City West the afternoon Kathy (sister) loaded him in a caravan of minivans and drove off at sunset headed back to my childhood home of Rochester, NY where he was placed into a nursing home and Mom went into assisted living with my sister living in the middle and tending to both on a daily basis. He just turned 88 on March 21st, is bed ridden, partially paralyzed, incontinent and now with mild to moderate dementia and on hospice care....waiting.

I need to go back and let him go...

Thursday, April 1, 2010

The 2010 Caregiver Conference

Sign Up Today for the Caregiver Education Conference!

Alzheimer's Association Caregiver Education Conference Provides Invaluable Education
From communication strategies to related dementias, caregiver stress to the latest updates on the state of Alzheimer's research and more, the 19th Annual Central Arizona Caregiver Education Conference is a day not to be missed! Taking place at The East Valley Institute of Technology on April 7, 2010, this year's Caregiver Conference features the theme: Skill Building through Education, Support and Communication.

The 2010 Caregiver Conference features presentations from Dr. Marwan Sabbagh, Dr. Matt Huntleman and Dr. David Coon among others. It promises to be an informative day of skill building, education and updates on the latest research and treatments for people with Alzheimer's disease.

Seating is limited so register today! Conference registration is $40 per person for family caregivers and $55 for professional caregivers. Professional caregivers also receive continuing education credits as a part of their registration. To register, contact Emily Nock at 602.528.0545 or via email at

For more information about the Central Arizona Caregiver Education Conference, visit