There are many forms of Dementia, ranging from A to almost Z. From Alzheimer’s to Frontotemporal. From Huntington’s to Lewy Bodies. From Parkinson’s to Wernicke-Korsakoff.
Far too many variants, affecting far too many individuals.
With so many forms of Dementia, there is much focus on research, prevention, and if we think optimistically for a moment, cure. These efforts are important, but should be thought of as longer term strategies.
What’s Really Needed: Quality of Life… NOW!
It is refreshing to meet individuals who’s sole focus is to enhance qualify of life for the present – NOT just the future. That is KalendarKards’ mission and we are very proud of our role. We are very pleased to have recently met this gentleman, and now, introduce him to you. He is someone who shares our passion to improve Quality of Life NOW – and is also doing something important about it.
Introducing Robert Bowles
We are all “one of a kind” in this world, but Robert redefines that in ways that are both exciting and inspirational.
Robert Bowles is a retired Pharmacist, with a deeply rooted drive to help others. First, his pharmacy patients and now those living with dementia and their caregivers.
You see Robert is living with Lewy Body Dementia.
It is through his personal experiences, he is able to share his perspectives; perspectives that focus specifically on improving quality of life for others. And his focus is to do it NOW!
It Can’t Be Cured (yet) But it Can Be Fought
Robert has chosen to fight any decline that may come from his impairment. He practices brain games daily, exercises, reads scientific reports and other challenging materials, maintains a positive attitude, and has actually seen his cognitive abilities improve! “Fighting” the disease is an understatement. This is all out war! And he’s holding his own!
Robert’s web site, Living Beyond Diagnosis, is everyone’s window into his vision for:
- how to learn
- how to fight, and
- how to excel.
All points shared on his web site are in the spirit of helping caregivers improve the care they provide, by giving them additional insights and deeper understanding.
You must visit his site, learn more about him, and most importantly, learn more about the service he is providing to others through his transparency.
A Day of Dementia Education
If you live in the southeastern part of the United States, you must plan to attend “A Day of Dementia Eduction with Teepa Snow” on August 30, 2016, in Thomaston, Georgia, just south of Atlanta.
This is a FREE EVENT! You can register for the event here.
Teepee Snow is a global leader in advocacy and education for those living with Dementia.
In “A Day of Dementia Education” Teepa will share her insights for more effectively caring for those with Dementia, whether you are a family caregiver, or a professional.
Some of the topics will include:
- Recognizing early signs of change and appreciating different kinds of dementias
- What you need to know about the person to provide care
- Demystifying resistance
- Improving our care in hospital settings: from ER to DC
THIS IS A FREE EVENT!
Mr. Robert Bowles is a dynamo. Through his hard work, he has not just organized this event, but has been successful in seeking a large number of sponsors to underwrite the entire cost.
For you, it’s free.
KalendarKards is proud to be a sponsor and will be giving away three KalendarKards Memory Support Systems though drawings at the event.
Attendee Discount on KalendarKards
When you attend the event, look for the KalendarKards exhibit booth. There, you can see the system in action, pick up a brochure, and get your 20% Discount Code. (Your discount code is on a label on the back of the brochure.) This is our way to say thank you to Robert for his efforts and to provide a group discount for those attending the event.
Many Generous Sponsors
As indicated above, many companies and organizations generously supported this event, underwriting all costs. At the time of this writing, this is a current list of sponsors:
Community Care Thrift Store
Hope Center Memory Care
Hope Center Memory Care Fayetteville
Care South, an Encompass Company
Riverside Health & Rehabilitation Thomaston
Taylor County Health & Rehabilitation
Goldberg Elder Law Firm
Snider-Killingsworth Insurance Griffin
WTGA AM & FM Thomaston
TV 180 Thomaston
Upson Regional Medial Center
Truly an impressive group, all coming together to support a wonderful educational opportunity. Thank you to all sponsors!
Attend A Day of Dementia Education and be a part of the continuing shift to care attitudes focusing on the person. Now. Not only a future cure, but solid ways we are beginning to focus on quality of life today.
Time’s Running Out
I’ve spoken to Robert several times in the last few weeks, and on the last few calls, his registration numbers have gone from a few hundred, to about 450 to recently, 600. Just today, he shared with me he’s at 650 attendees! He fully expects to fill all 900 seats, so don’t delay. You need to be a part of this event, and it WILL “sell out!” (Remember, it’s free!)
For more information about Living Beyond Dementia, and the work of Robert Bowles, visit his web site and see the great perspectives he shares.
A Day of Dementia Education – Event Details:
Tuesday, August 30, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (EDT)
Upson-Lee Fine Arts Center – 262 Knight Trail, Thomaston, GA 30286