Sawyer County Caregiver & Dementia Conference
August 15, 2019
Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Flat Creek Inn & Suites
About the seminar: Most people who are caregivers never planned to be a caregiver. Many of us do not even identify ourselves as caregivers. Like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, we find ourselves in strange country looking for answers. There is help and hope.
- Moira Kneer retired seven years ago from her position as hospital chaplain at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire. She spent the next seven years traveling around the state speaking on the topics of caregiving, aging, and end of life issues. She is a member of the National Speakers Association and with her sister authored two books, Singing My Sister to Sleep and A Year of Memories: A Journal. She is primary caregiver for her daughter.
- Jim Adams worked as an aerospace engineer for NASA doing mission planning and analysis for the Gemini and Apollo space programs. He also worked for the Department of Defense in software development and ground station operations for aerospace data systems. For 24 years he taught Math, Physics, Computer Science, Aeronautics, Astronomy, and other courses at Chetek High School. After retiring from teaching in 2002, Jim taught graduate classes for educators and now has a mission to make people aware of Lewy Body Dementia through public speaking and volunteering as a Community Educator for the Alzheimer’s Association. He is author of Other Me’s: My Caregiver Experience with Lewy Body Dementia and enjoys playing Pickleball, hiking, bike riding, nature photography, building and flying RC model airplanes, playing harmonica, banjo, guitar, cooking and eating.
Additional information: Light breakfast & lunch included. CEUs available.