Join us for a lively
How to Take Care of Old People without Losing Your Marbles
by Suzanne Asaff Blankenship
Indiana Street Press (2016)
Join us for a lively discussion about how to survive eldercare with a few marbles left! Our panel of eldercare experts will discuss how to stay ahead of the next elder emergency, how to keep your sanity as a caregiver and how to help your elder prepare for their years ahead.
Our all-star panel features:
Suzanne Asaff Blankenship, author of How To Take Care of Old People Without Losing Your Marbles and moderator of the panel
Virginia Hammerle, attorney with an emphasis on elder law at Hammerle Finley Law firm, and writer of Dallas Morning News’ LegalTalk Texas, a weekly column in the Senior Section
Jill Studley, MD, doctor of geriatric medicine, Highland Springs Medical Center and a multi-year D Magazine Top Doc.
Nadine Roberts Cornish, author of Tears In My Gumbo – The Caregiver’s Recipe for Resilience and founder of The Caregiver’s Guardian
Having the responsibility for the care of aging parents and relatives can be overwhelming and frustrating. Our panelists offer tips, ideas and guidance that will leave you with more time, money and marbles.
– Carving out time from your list of life’s responsibilities to add care for your elder can be stressful. How do you avoid being stretched in too many directions?
– How do you plan now so that, when the emergency happens, you and your elder are prepared? What paperwork is needed, and who should be involved?
– When do you start participating in your elder’s medical care choices? What is the best way to be involved while maintaining your elder’s independence in their medical decisions?
– How do you keep your own stress levels manageable through the ups and downs of the journey?
Come hear our experts’ guidance on issues related to these questions and more.
Suzanne Blankenship’s experience with eldercare came the hard way – by doing it.
Ms. Blankenship is in the second decade of eldercare with an aging parent and in-laws. She understands that eldercare can be overwhelming, frustrating and stressful. She knows you need the relief of practical tips – but that a good laugh helps too.
Virginia Hammerle has been dedicated to elder law issues for almost 30 years.
Founder of Hammerle Finley Law firm, member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, WealthCounsel and the Texas Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Ms. Hammerle also writes a weekly column in the Dallas Morning News focused on senior issues.
Jill Studley, MD has been caring for Dallas seniors for almost 2 decades.
Board-certified in internal medicine, geriatric medicine, hospice and palliative medicine, Dr. Studley joined Highland Springs Health Center last year after serving as the Medical Director of Baylor Elder HouseCalls Program for over 12 years.
Nadine Roberts Cornish’s mission is to spread the message of caring around the world.
Author, speaker, caregiving consultant and Certified Senior Advisor, Ms. Cornish speaks to the caregivers directly. She provides insights on how to find resources, build a base of support and remember to care for yourself too.
(Tuesday) 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Wild Detectives
314 W 8th St, Oak Cliff, Dallas