Upcoming Events: Grownups
Dispelling Ageism: The Journey of the Age MarchDate: Fri, October 21, 2016
Time: 12:00 PM
Finding and enjoying love at any age
Barbara Rose Brooker, Author, The Viagra Diaries and There's Something Wrong with All of Them
Years of age is a poor metric for quality of life. The true measure is functional ability and one's capacity to enjoy life. Come join Barbara Rose Brooker, San Francisco native author and founder of the first Age March in history. She will talk about the journey of the Age March and her dream that ageism will dissolve and numbers won’t matter.
“Anything is possible at any age,” Brooker says. She will then read from her new book, There’s Something Wrong with All of Them, stories about finding love after 60, love and ageism.
How to Protect Against Financial Elder AbuseDate: Wed, November 02, 2016
Time: 5:15 PM
Identifying and avoiding threats
David G. Knitter, Attorney; Member, Executive Committee for the Trusts and Estates Section, State Bar of California; Past President, Solano County Bar Association
David Knitter, the chair of the Educating Seniors Project of the State Bar of California, has deep experience with elders and their adult children, and he has trained attorneys to identify elder financial abuse and pursue remedies when abuse occurs. Learn from him how to protect yourself or elder family members from becoming the victim of financial elder abuse.
The presentation will also provide tips on how to identify who the abusers are and determine whether elder financial abuse may be occurring.
First Reversals of Cognitive Decline in Alzheimer’s DiseaseDate: Thu, November 17, 2016
Time: 12:00 PM
Signs of reversal
Dale E. Bredesen, M.D., Augustus Rose Professor of Neurology, Department of Neurology, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA; Founding President, Buck Institute for Research on Aging
Alzheimer’s disease is a major global problem and now one of the leading causes of death in the United States. We have recently seen the publication of the first examples of the reversal of cognitive decline in early Alzheimer’s disease and its precursors, mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and subjective cognitive impairment (SCI). The successful protocol is a personalized, multi-modal approach that involves subtyping of Alzheimer’s and addressing dozens of factors that contribute to cognitive decline.
Tips for Helping Your Aging Parents (Without Losing Your Mind)Date: Thu, November 17, 2016
Time: 5:15 PM
Taking care of aging loved ones while not losing yourself
Kira Reginato, Elder Care Manager; Speaker; Author; Elder Care Consultant
Speaking from her recent book, Tips for Helping Your Aging Parents (Without Losing Your Mind), elder care expert Kira Reginato shares her best tips for keeping your mind, temper and sense of humor as you care for a loved one.
Kira's upbeat approach outlines the basics of how to take care of anyone as they age without sacrificing taking care of yourself.
Reginato, a gerontologist and elder care consultant, draws on her three decades of expertise helping older adults and their families, as well as from being the primary caregiver for her father. She knows the weight gain, the interrupted sleep, the worry, the resentment, along with the funny and tender moments. She’s on a mission to reduce the caregiving burden she sees every day with her clients.
She provides practical methods for combating "caregiving overwhelm" and helps you manage expectations of your loved one and yourself.