PRLog (Press Release) - Oct. 10, 2010 - Today’s Caregiver magazine, the nation’s leading magazine for family and professional caregivers since 1995, announced today that Dr. Jamie Huysman, PsyD, LCSW, CAP, CFT, leading authority, speaker and media expert on caregiver burnout, compassion fatigue and addictions will speak at the 100th Fearless Caregiver conference on October 20th at the Port St Lucie Civic Center. Tickets are sponsored by the Area Agency on Aging of Palm Beach Treasure Coast and FearlessCaregiver.com.
Family caregivers should register at FearlessCaregiver.com while the limited numbers of free scholarships are still available. Tickets are sponsored by the Area Agency on Aging of Palm Beach Treasure Coast and FearlessCaregiver.com. Registration Includes lunch: Register at FearlessCaregiver.com or by calling (877) 829-2734. Port St. Lucie Civic Center is located at 9221 SE Civic Center Place, Port Saint Lucie, FL.
Dr Huysman, is the co-founder of Leeza’s Place and co-authored the book, Take Your Oxygen First---Protecting Your Health and Happiness While Caring for a Loved One with Memory Loss, with Leeza Gibbons and geriatrician Rosemary Laird, M.D. Dr. Jamie is also the new Professional Issues editor at Today’s Caregiver magazine, the first publication dedicated to the lives of family and professional caregivers.
Supporting the celebration are leading care organizations including Humana, Area Agency on Aging of Palm Beach Treasure Coast, Inc., and WellMed among many others. More than 35,000 family and professional caregivers in 24 states have learned how to be a Fearless Caregiver Advocate for their loved ones, clients and themselves.
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“I am extremely excited that Dr. Jamie will be joining us for the day. We have been friends and colleagues for nearly twenty years and it has been a real joy to watch him interact with family caregivers at our previous events.” “We are also thrilled that he consented to become our Professional Issues editor at Today’s Caregiver magazine. I know our readers will love him as much as the attendees at the events have” said Gary Barg, Founder and Editor-In-Chief of Today’s Caregiver magazine and FearlessCaregiver.com as well as author of book The Fearless Caregiver and host of the Fearless Caregiver Conferences.
Barg added, “We are proud that the city of Port Saint Lucie will declare October 20th 2010 as 100th Fearless Caregiver day. The latest stops on the Fearless Caregiver conference tour in Fort Lauderdale and Nashville were tremendous successes with hundreds of family and professional caregivers participating in full-day events where they received answers to their caregiving questions from physicians, spiritual leaders, and healthcare experts in topics such as Alzheimer’s, MS, cancer, autism, stoke, Social Security, Medicare, diabetes, incontinence and Parkinson’s throughout the day”.
Speakers for the 100th Fearless Caregiver Conference in Port St Lucie to include:
• Dr. Scott T. Latimer MD, MPH, MBA.
Market President, Humana and Family Practitioner
• Dr. Jamie Huysman, PsyD, LCSW, CAP, CFT
Today’s Caregiver Magazine Professional Issues Editor
• Laura Zel, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Morse Life
• Michael D. Fowler, J.D., LL.M.
The Estate, Trust & Elder Law Firm, P.L.
• Jaime Estremera-Fitzgerald
CEO Area Agency on Aging Palm Beach/Treasure Coast
• Gary Barg, Conference Host
Founder/ Editor-in-Chief Today’s Caregiver and Fearlesscaregiver.com, syndicated columnist and author of The Fearless Caregiver book
Fearless Caregiver Conference participants will learn:
• What support is available for South Florida family caregivers
• Where the money is for caregivers
• How to partner with their family members
• How to ask questions of healthcare leaders in the area
• How to get a loved one to stop driving
• Share information with their fellow caregivers
Who Should Attend?
• Children of aging parents
• Parents caring for children
• Spousal caregivers
• Long-distance caregivers
• Grandparent caregivers
• Pastoral caregivers
• Volunteer caregivers
• Professional caregivers
• And anyone else seeking hands-on advice
Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Call (800) 829-2734 for information and to reserve your space.
2011 schedule will include: Nashville, Tennessee, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, New Haven, Connecticut, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Miami and Fort Lauderdale, Florida and other cities TBA.
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