Friday, October 24, 2008

Speaking Engagements

I've been busy with speaking engagements lately. Last week I spoke to a graduate level course at UGA in Gerentology. Their class was fun -- they had some interesting questions. It's nice to get a chance to talk to young people about Alzheimer's. I think it helps to look at it from a different perspective.

Early this week, I went to Acworth Georgia -- a little north of Atlanta to speak to a group that was having a fund raising golf tournament. It was a beautiful day and a beautiful location. Thanks to my friend Brenda for going over there with me.

And, a few hours ago I got back from Atlanta after speaking to The Georgia Association of Homes & Services for the Aging workshop that was on "person centered care". People from a broad spectrum of health facilities were there to hear what every one had to say. Bob Balfour, another early stage patient from Atlanta and I were on a panel with Genny Helms from the Georgia Alzheimer's office. Everyone was very receptive. Hopefully, we made a difference -- even if it was only in a small way. Thanks for inviting us and holding the conference.

Tomorrow, we have a fund raiser for the Memory Walk. Then, next week another event on Monday night and I'll be finished with boot camp. Then I plan to rest!

1 comment:

Dianne O'Donnell said...

I attended your session with Ginny Helms and Bob Balfour at the Person-Centered Care Conference this past Friday. I was very touched by your comments and insights. Thank you so much for sharing with us.

I will graduate in December from Georgia State University (master's degree in Gerontology) and I would love to have you come speak to our students sometime. Again, thank you for your time. I wish you all the best.