When a Loved One Says, "I Have Cancer"

Stan Goldberg, PhD, is Professor Emeritus of Communicative Disorders at San Francisco State University, and author of the new book, Loving, Supporting, and Caring for the Cancer Patient (Roman & Littlefield, October 2016). He is a prolific award-winning writer, editorial consultant and recognized expert in the area of cancer support, end-of-life issues, caregiving, chronic illnesses, aging and change.

Gerontechnology and How We Think About Aging

Wendi Burkardt is the CEO and co-founder for Silvernest (www.silvernest.com), an online home sharing service for the 50+ crowd that is redefining the meaning of “roommates.” Silvernest uses the power of technology to tap into the sharing economy and offer an “aging in place” alternative – so older homeowners can stay in the home they love longer and renters can more easily find a home to love as they age. Wendy is going to be talking to us about a term called Gerontechnology.

My Alzheimer’s Story

Susan Macaulay lived in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, for 18 years. She had a successful business as a public speaking coach and trainer. Like many people who care for loved ones with dementia, Susan Macaulay was drafted into a role she never imagined she would be doing. She left what she loved behind to care for her mom who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Four years later, Susan is still getting on with it…

Reduce the Risk of Falls

Nicole Rennie is regarded as an expert in the realm of older adult fitness and has over 20 years of experience as a Physical Therapist and is a Geriatric Certified Specialist in physical therapy.

Fatality Increase Due to Pressure Sores Among Elderly

Board-certified general surgeon Bardia Anvar, M.D. is founder and president of Skilled Wound Care in West Los Angeles. Through his leadership, Skilled Wound Care has grown from a small practice to the nation’s leading wound care group servicing nursing homes throughout the U.S. His expertise includes Medicare compliance, wound dressing selection, chronic wound care, remote electronic medical recording, and delivery of mobile health care services.

It’s Happening To You…Now What?

Denette Mann is a licensed professional counselor based in Dallas who integrates mindfulness into her counseling practice. This is reflected in the name of her website: LivingBetterWithMindfulness.com. Her belief is that mindfulness can help baby boomers with stage of life issues which Denette will tell us more about.