Elder E-Letter April 2015 Alzheimer's Association Presents: Community Conversations About Dementia Free all-day conference highlighting resources an


Elder E-Letter April 2015


Alzheimer's Association Presents: Community Conversations About Dementia

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Free all-day conference highlighting resources and expert knowledge about Alzheimer's Disease and related dementias for both family caregivers and professionals

The keynote speaker is Dr. Maria Carillo, Chief Science Officer, Medical and Scientific Relations for the Alzheimer's Association. Carol and many other expert speakers will also be presenting at the 2015 San Antonio Educational Summit on Alzheimer’s Disease: Conversations About Dementia. This all-day event is open to the public.

FRIDAY, MAY 15th, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM

The Whitley Center @ Oblate School of Theology
285 Oblate Drive, San Antonio, TX 78216
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9 Home Improvements For Your Aging Parents


If your parents are getting up there in years, you may have had the discussion about whether it's better for them to stay put or go to an assisted living facility. It's a pretty safe bet that your parents prefer to stay in their home: According to a 2011 AARP research report, almost 90 percent of people over age 65 would rather remain at home as long as they're able, and 80 percent of older Americans have firm plans to stay put.

Fortunately, there's no shortage of home renovation projects that can help your mother or father stay at home. Here's a look at some of them, starting with the more pie-in-the-sky improvements and moving down the list in cost.

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Senior of the Month: Eileen Kramer

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Dancer and choreographer Eileen Kramer says there is really only one reason people are talking about her upcoming show: that she has been alive "for such a long time."

Eileen is a neat 100-years-old, an age she describes as magical.

"Everything happens at 100, everything changes. I had five parties here in Australia when I turned 100," she said.

Eileen started dancing long before her centenary year, at the tender age of 22, "coming to it late," she says.

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March 10 Carol talked about ethics and mental capacity to the Planned Giving Council of San Antonio (PGCSA) at the Plaza Club.

March 12 Carol discussed the importance of Estate Planning at OASIS.

April 9 Carol attended the Texas Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) Spring Conference.

Coming Up

April 14 Carol presents Estate Planning to a Wells Fargo Advisor Joanne Dawson’s Women's Event Series Seminar

April 21 Jenny and Jody volunteer at the Community Justice Program St. Mary’s Wills Clinic.

Jan's Story: Love Lost to the Long Goodbye of Alzheimer's


Imagine hearing these words: "She has Alzheimer's."
Now imagine that "she" is vibrant, active, loving, healthy … and just 55.

Acclaimed CBS News reporter Barry Petersen, writes about hearing the unimaginable: what it meant, what it still means, what he did--and didn't do--and how this beautiful love story needs to be read by the thousands of families who have already heard that same devastating diagnosis… EARLY ONSET ALZHEIMER'S.

Jan's Story is a full, rich story of two people--and thousands like them--for whom "forever"suddenly and terrifyingly has an expiration date.

Barry Petersen is a long-time, award-winning TV journalist who has covered wars, the devastating Asian tsunami, the historic confrontation at Tiananmen Square, the unspeakable deaths in Rwanda, and so much more…but was not even slightly prepared for what happened to his darling wife, Jan.

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