Elder E-Letter November 2016 12-Year-Old Develops Alzheimer’s App In recent years I’ve come across a number of instances in which students have deve


Elder E-Letter November 2016

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12-Year-Old Develops Alzheimer’s App


In recent years I’ve come across a number of instances in which students have developed devices and apps to help older adults and the disabled. But I was genuinely impressed by the creation of 12-year-old Emma Yang, one of the recipients of the “Ten Under Twenty” innovation awards announced at this year’s CE Week conference in New York. Her creation, called Timeless, is an app that serves to help Alzheimer’s patients, their caregivers and their families.

My idea is simple: an app that helps Alzheimer’s patients recognize their loved ones, remember events and stay connected and engaged with the people around them.

— Emma Yang

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2016 Caregiver Summit: Facing the Challenge


Courtesy of the WellMed Charitable Foundation.

Expert Speakers are:

Lynn Friss Feinberg (Keynote)--Senior Strategic Policy Advisor, AARP Public Policy Institute. Lynn is the co-author of AARP's Valuing the Invaluable series and Home Alone: Family Caregivers Providing Complex Care
Rundy Purdy-- author of The Sea is Wide: A Memoir of Caregiving.
Dr. Jamie Huysman--James D. Huysman, PsyD, LCSW, aka Dr. Jamie, is an author, dynamic speaker and thought leader on compassion fatigue, health care reform, caregiving, addictions and co addictions.
Dr. Harry Croft--Chief of Nervous System Research at Clinical Trials of Texas, Inc.

This event is especially designed for family caregivers and professionals/community agencies who serve them. Free CEU's are offered for social workers and nurses. The event is free, but you must register.

The WellMed Charitable Foundation is inviting businesses and organizations to participate as sponsors or exhibitors. Last year, they had 250 attendees, and this year they are hoping to increase participation. Click here for more information.

If you have questions or need more information--please email Jennifer Kretzschmar , or call (210)871-7720.


Oct 4 Carol presented a seminar on Elder Law at Westover Hills Church.

Oct 12 Carol recorded Super Powers of Attorney video for mmLearn.org.

Oct 20 Carol gave a presentation for The Alzheimer’s Association at Community Bible Church.

Oct 23 Jody and Jennifer honored the paralegal profession for Texas Paralegal Day.

Oct 25 Our office celebrated paralegal Jennifer's birthday.


Coming Up

Nov 4 Our office attends the Jefferson Outreach for Older People fundraiser luncheon and style show.

Nov 10 Carol presents a speech on Special Needs Trusts for Northeast Independent School District’s special education program.

Nov 11 The Law Offices of Carol Bertsch, PC observes Veteran's Day.

Nov 24-25 The Law Offices of Carol Bertsch, PC celebrates Thanksgiving.

Book of the Month: The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

Harold Fry

Meet Harold Fry, recently retired. He lives in a small English village with his wife, Maureen, who seems irritated by almost everything he does, even down to how he butters his toast. Little differentiates one day from the next. Then one morning the mail arrives, and within the stack of quotidian minutiae is a letter addressed to Harold in a shaky scrawl from a woman he hasn’t seen or heard from in twenty years. Queenie Hennessy is in hospice and is writing to say goodbye.

Harold pens a quick reply and, leaving Maureen to her chores, heads to the corner mailbox. But then, as happens in the very best works of fiction, Harold has a chance encounter, one that convinces him that he absolutely must deliver his message to Queenie in person. And thus begins the unlikely pilgrimage at the heart of Rachel Joyce’s remarkable debut. Harold Fry is determined to walk six hundred miles from Kingsbridge to the hospice in Berwick-upon-Tweed because, he believes, as long as he walks, Queenie Hennessey will live.

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Senior of the Month: Bob Newhart

Professor Proton

Bob Newhart may be most beloved for his 1970s and 1980s sitcoms, “The Bob Newhart Show” and “Newhart,” but at age 85, he’s still making us laugh playing bit parts in a wide range of TV series. His recurring role on “The Big Bang Theory” as aging children’s television science personality Professor Proton earned him his first Emmy Award in 2013, and won him a whole new generation of fans.

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