Coming Soon: Essential Empathy for Business Professionals
Essential Empathy is a 2-hour seminar for financial planners, bankers, attorneys—anyone who helps manage the affairs of clients with early Alzheimer's and caregivers to loved ones with neurological impairments. Learn about the problems and issues. Know what questions to ask. Communicate compassion.
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November 10, 2016, Alzheimer's Association Educational Conference
Roanoke, Virginia ⎟Often Overlooked: How to Support Friends and Relatives Coping with Alzheimer's Disease: Dr. Mary Cail, author of Alzheimer’s: A Crash Course for Friends and Relatives will share how to support people who are coping with Alzheimer’s, whether as patients or caregivers, by providing specific techniques as well as an understanding of some of the ways Alzheimer’s unfolds and affects relationships. She will also cover how caregivers can encourage friends to stay involved during this long and difficult situation.
November 17, 2016, "Refresh, Refuel, and Retool" Alzheimer's Caregiver Workshop, Richmond, Virginia, Community Ideas Station⎟ Friendships: How to Encourage Others to Be a Better Friend to You and Your Loved One With Alzheimer's: Mary Cail will discuss the backstory of the All-Weather Friend, which is her personal journey with friendships through difficult life circumstances. She will share a few specific techniques from her book for helping friends feel more informed and comfortable with how relationships change as dementia advances, as well as tips for caregivers in communicating with friends.
Mary Cail has spent the past 15 years bringing her experiences with loss and grief into the study of relationships. In 2009, she founded The All-Weather Friend, an organization dedicated to helping people understand each other during life's most difficult situations. She is the author of Alzheimer's: A Crash Course for Friends and Relatives and Between Jobs: Ten Ways to Help a Friend Who's Unemployed. Her work has been recognized in Virginia, where she lives, and in many national publications. Mary has taught graduate level psychology and served as a program consultant for the University of Virginia's Department of Academic Affairs. For seven years she led patient and caregiver groups for the Alzheimer's Association of Central and Western Virginia. LEARN MORE