Posted May 16, 2007

I already posted about this, but was just sent the official “agenda” for the event.  There are going to be so many great speakers and resources there, that I had to share it again.  There is still space available, so RSVP if you have not already!  312-744-8580 is the number to call to register – that is through the Chicago Department on Aging.

CAREGIVER CONFERENCE 2007  – PROGRAM AGENDA

Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Feinberg Pavilion – 3rd Floor Conference Center
251 E.  Huron, Chicago, IL  60611

9:30 – 10:00 AM – Registration

10: 00 – 11:00 AM – Keynote

“Your Caregiving Passport”
Melissa Kahn – Healthcare Consultant and Family Caregiver

11:00 AM – Noon  — Roundtable Discussions

•    Advance Directives – Planning for the Future
Presented by Kathy Neely, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Co-Director-Patient, Physician, and Society, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and June McKoy, MD, NU- Assistant Professor,  Departments of Medicine and Preventive Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation – Geriatrician

•    Financial Planning – Reverse Mortgages
Presented by Mark Schmidt, Financial Freedom Senior Funding Corporation

•    Housing Options – Finding the Right Long Term Care
Presented by Lisa Sneddon, Senior Living Experts

•    Coping with the Stress of Caring for a Family Member
Presented by Jane Rooney, Salvation Army

•    Dealing with Feelings of Sadness and Anxiety
Presented by Linda Sugar, MSW, LCSW, Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s Older Adult Program

•    Understanding Difficult Behaviors in Persons with Alzheimer’s disease and other Dementias
Presented by Darby Morhardt, MSW, LCSW & Andrea Skoglund, MSW, LCSW, Cognitive Neurology & Alzheimer’s Disease Center of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

•    Caring for Persons with Parkinson’s Disease
Presented by Diane Breslow, MSW, LCSW, Northwestern Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center, National Parkinson Foundation Center of Excellence

•    Finding Caregiver Resources on the Web
Presented by Ellen Navarro, MA & Rebecca Berman, PhD, Council for Jewish Elderly

•    Finding Health Information on the Web
Presented by Mary Gillaspy & Holly Trandel, Northwestern Memorial Hospital Health Learning Center

•    Medicare and other Insurance Options
Mike Byrnes, SHIP Counselor, Chicago Department on Aging

•    Assistive Technology
Presented by Sylvia Tarchala, Northwestern Memorial Hospital Rehabilitation Services

•    Activities in the HomeA 
Presented by Gwen Watkins, MSW, Wellspring Personal Care

•    Talking with Your Doctor
Presented by Helene Raidl, MSW, LCSW Departments of Geriatrics and Case Management Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation

Noon – 1:30 PM

Lunch and Panel Presentation

“What Every Caregiver Should Know”

•    Kathy Neely, MD – Northwestern Memorial Hospital
How to Make Difficult Medical Decisions
•    Jaime Hersch-White, MSW – Chicago Department on Aging
How to Find Help for Your Family Member and Yourself
•    Darby Morhardt, MSW – Cognitive Neurology & Alzheimer’s Disease Center, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
The Importance of Early Diagnosis, Treatment & Care
•    Rick Coykendall, CLU, ChFC, FLMI – Financial Specialist – Citicorp,
How to Plan for Your Financial Future
•    Attorney from Office for Disability and Elderlaw
  How to Get Your Legal Affairs in Order

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