Common Sense Caregiving

If you like my writing, you will absolutely love my speaking events. They're drawn from 19 + years of personal dementia care experience and told directly from my heart.


Contact me using the Contact Us page about coming out and educating your community of family and professional caregivers on dementia.

Together we will have a personal, honest and humorous conversation about caring for those living with dementia.


I'm currently doing five different presentations on caregiving and dementia awareness.


I have learned that not only do we have to educate peoples minds about dementia, we also need to educate their hearts, and that's what I do.

 

Past Speaking Events 2016

Trinity on Laurens
Dementia Care Training
Two Staff Training Classes
Late Morning & Afternoon
213 Laurens St. NW
Aiken, South Carolina
September 19th

Week of Dementia Training in
Minnesota:
Monday, Sept. 26th
Janesville Nursing Home
Janesville, MN  (507) 231-5113
Tuesday, Sept. 27th
Luther Memorial Home
Madelia, MN  (507) 642-3271
Wednesday, Sept. 28th
Lake Shore Nursing Home & Latham Place
Waseca, MN  (507) 835-2800
Thursday, Sept. 29th
Valley View Health Care & Rehab and
Heritage Court (Assisted Living)
Houston, MN  (507) 896-3125

The Cove at Tavares Village
Dementia Care Seminar
(Clubhouse)
1791 State Street
Tavares, Florida
Oct 3rd 10:00 am

Bell Towers Residence Assisted Living
The Heart Still Remembers Event
1500 O'Day Street
Merrill, Wisconsin

9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Oct 6th

Benton House of Titusville
Dementia Care Seminar
497 N. Washington Ave
Titusville, Florida
Oct. 24th 10:00 am

The Groves
Dementia Care Seminar
7924 Melogold Cir. (Clubhouse)
Land O Lakes, Florida
Oct. 21st 2:00 pm

Healthy Living Center
Dementia Care Seminar
Port Orange, Florida
Nov. 7th

Brighton Gardens of  Tampa
16702  N. Dale Maybry Hwy.
Tampa, Florida
Nov. 10th  5:30 pm

Sunshine Gardens
Dementia Care Training
311 NE 4th Ave.
Crystal River, Florida
Nov. 14th
10:00 am Class (Staff & Public)
2:00 pm Class (Staff Only)

Pasco Sheriff's Department
Dementia Awareness Class
15325 Alric Pottberg Road
Shady Hills, Florida

Southern Lifestyle Senior Living
Purple Angel Memory Cafe
1297 Hwy US 27
Lake Placid, Florida
Dec. 9th 4-7 pm


Upcoming Speaking Events


The Cove at Tavares Village
Dementia Care Seminar
(Clubhouse)
1791 State Street
Tavares, Florida
Jan. 10th 10:00 am


Royal Dalton House

Dementia Related Disease & Care

Sugarmill Woods Country Club,

1 Douglas Street, Homosassa, Florida

Jan. 12th 10:00 am


Pasco County Sheriff's Dept
Dementia Awareness Class
15325 Alric Pottberg Road
Shady Hills, Florida
Jan 23rd 1:00 pm


7th Annual United Way of Hernando

Dementia Care Seminar

St. Frances Cabrini Church

Classrooms 9, 10 & 11

Free Memory Screening Rm 12

5030 Mariner Blvd.

Spring Hill, Florida

Jan 24th 9:30 am


Trinity Behavior Health Hospital

Dementia Care Training

New Port Richey, Florida

Staff Only

Jan 25th 9:00 am


Nature Coast Caregiver Symposium

First United Methodist Church

of Homosassa

8831 W. Bradshaw St.

Free Memory Screening

Homosassa, Florida

Feb. 9th 9 am - 3 pm


Dementia-Related Diseases Seminar

Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church

5446 Sunset Rd.

New Port Richey, Florida

March 7th, 1:00 pm


Dementia Care Seminar

Starling at Nocatee Assisted Living

999 Crosswater Parkway

Ponte Verde Beach, Florida

March 21st 9:00 am


Past 2017 Events


Vidant Chowan Hospital
Dementia Related Diseases & Care Training (Live Webinar)
Edenton, North Carolina
Dec 12th 9:00 am


Pasco County Sheriff's Dept
Dementia Awareness Class
15325 Alric Pottberg Road
Shady Hills, Florida
November 2th 10:30 am

Atria Park of Baypoint Village
Dementia Educational Event
7927 State Road 52
Hudson, Florida
Nov. 10th 10:00 am

Marchman Technical College
Dementia Care Training
CNA Course Students
7825 Campus Dr.
New Port Richey, Florida
Dec. 5th 9:00 am


Citrus County Sheriff's Department
Dementia Awareness Class (CIT)
Inverness, Florida
Oct. 24th 3:30 pm

Juniper Village at Naples
Dementia Care Seminar
1155 Encore Way
Naples, Florida
October 25th


Sunshine Gardens Asssited Living
Staff Training on Oct. 4th
Community Dementia Care Seminar
Durango, Colorado
LaPlata County Fairgrounds
Oct. 5th

Artis Senior Living of Boca Raton
Dementia Care Seminar
5910 N Federal Hwy.
Boca Raton, Florida
Oct. 11th 5:30 pm

Halifax Health-YMCA
Dementia Care Seminar
280 Wolf Pack Run
Deltona, Florida
Oct. 17th 10:00 am


Heron Pointe Health and Rehabilitation
Dementia Care Seminar
1445 Howell Avenue
Brooksville, Florida
September 6th 6:00 pm

Pasco County Sheriff's Dept.
Dementia Awareness Class
15325 Alric Pottberg Road
Shady Hills, Florida
September 15th 10:30 am

Superior Residencies of Cala Hills
Dementia Care Training
2300 SW 21st Circle
Ocala, Florida
September 20th

Beach House Assisted Living & Memory Care of Wiregrass Ranch
Aftereffects of Caregiving Presenation
30070 State Road 56
Wesley Chapel, Florida
September 21st 11:00 am

Hernando County Sheriff's Department
Dementia Awareness Class
Brooksville, Florida
September 27th 8:30 am

Jennifer Gardens Assisted Living
Dementia Care Training
7334 Jennifer St.
Port Richey, Florida
September 28th


Beach House Assisted Living & Memory Care of Wiregrass Ranch
Dementia Care Seminar
at Lexington Oaks Gulf Club
26304 Lexington Oaks Blvd.
Wesley Chapel, Florida
August 24th 11:00 am


Citrus County Sheriff's Department
Dementia Awareness Class
3549 Saunders Way
Lecanto, Florida
Aug. 19th 8:00 am

Acti-Kare Responsive In Home Care
Dementia Care Training & Seminar
(Open to the Public)
Great Life Church
14494 Cortez Blvd,
Spring Hill, Florida
August 22nd 6:00 pm


BeWell Home Services
Dementia Care Training
(Seminar on the 10th Open to the Public)
1885 Rifle Range Rd,
Mt Pleasant, South Carolina
August 8th & 9th (Staff Only) & 10th 8:00 am (Public Event)


Atria Park of Baypoint Village
Dementia Care Seminar
7927 State Road 52
Hudson, Florida
July 20th 6:00 pm
 
Highland County Sheriff's Department
& County Leaders
Dementia Awareness Class
Sebring, Florida
July, 24th 6:00 pm


Pasco County Sheriff's Dept.
Dementia Awareness Class
15325 Alric Pottberg Road
Shady Hills, Florida
June 15th 9:30 am

Crystal River Health & Rehabilitation
Dementia Care Seminar
136 NE 12th Ave
Crystal River, Florida
June 22nd 2:00 pm

Portsmouth Regional Hospital
Alzheimer's/Dementia Hospital
Wristband Program
Training the Trainers
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
July 6th 9:00 am

Highland County Sheriff's Department
& County Leaders
Dementia Awareness Class
Sebring, Florida
July, 11th 10:00 am



Hernando County Sheriff's Department
Dementia Awareness Class
Brooksville, Florida
 May 24th 8:30 am

St. Augustine Plantation
Dementia Care Training
(Afternoon Class Open to the Public)
2507 Old St. Augustine Rd.
Tallahassee. Florida
May 31st

Notre Dame Catholic School &
Home Instead Senior Care of Spring Hill
Dementia Care Seminar
1095 Commercial Way
Spring Hill, Florida
Wednesday June 7th 10:00 am


Halifax Health Living Center/YMCA
Dementia Care Seminar
500 Sterthaus Dr.
Ormond Beach, Florida
June 13th, 10:00 am

Grace Manor Assisted Living & Memory Care
Dementia Care Seminar
1321 Herbert St.
Port Orange, Fl.
June 13th 2:00 pm


Unity Point Health Finley Hospital
Alzheimer's/Dementia Hospital Wristband
Training the Trainers Live Webinar
Dubuque, Iowa May 11th

 Heron Club at Prestancia
Dementia Care Seminar
3749 Sarasota Sq. Blvd.
Sarasota, FL 34238
May 17th 2:00 pm

Purple Angel Caregivers Conference
Sebring Christian Church
4514 Hammock Rd
Sebring, Florida 10:00 am


Sunflower Springs Assisted Living
Dementia Care Training
(Afternoon Class Open to the Public)
8733 W. Yulee Drive
Homasassa, Florida
May 9th


The Villas at Sunset Bay
Dementia Care Seminar
7423 Kauai Loop
New Port Richey, Florida
April 12th 1:00 pm

Suncoast Guardian Association Conference
Dementia-Related Diseases & Care
Atria Winsor Woods
13707 Dallas Drive
Hudson, Florida
April, 19th 11:00 am - 3:00 pm



Superior Residencies of Cala Hills
Dementia Care Seminar
2300 SW 21st Circle
Ocala, Florida
April 5th 11:30 am


Osprey Health Care Center
Dementia Care Seminar
6675 40th Ave N
St. Peterburg, Florida
March 8th 10:00 am



Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point
Dementia-Related Diseases Seminar
14000 Fivay Road
Hudson, Florida
March 21st 11:30 am

Hampton Manor Assisted Living
Dementia Care Training
(10 am & 2 pm Class of to the Public)
1810 Southeast 16th Ave
Ocala, Florida
March 22nd

Dementia Care Seminar
Halifax Healthy Living Centers / YMCA
761 International Speedway Blvd.
DeLand, Florida
March 28th,10:00 am

Addington Place of Titusville
Dementia Care Seminar
497 N. Washington Ave
Titusville, Florida
March 28th, 2:00 pm

Hernando County Sheriff's Dept.
Dementia Awareness Class
18900 Cortez Blvd
March 29th 8:30 am


Pasco County Sheriff's Dept.
Dementia Awareness Class
15325 Alric Pottberg Road
Shady Hills, Florida
March 30th 10:30 am

Dementia Care Seminar


Superior Residence of Lecanto
4865 W Gulf to Lake Hwy
Lecanto, Florida
Feb. 28th 2:00 pm

Aging with Grace Health Fair
Dementia Care Seminar
25 Sunshine Court (off 32nd St.)
Duranga, Colorado
March 3rd. 3 pm

Dementia Care Training
Sunshine Gardens Assisted Living
Sunshine Gardens Country Home
Sunshine Stay at Home (Home care)
Durango, Colorado
March 2nd-4th


Dementia Care Seminar
Asbury United Methodists Church
101 Live Oak Blvd
Lafayette, Louisiana
February 13th


Pasco & Hernando Sheriff's Departments

Dementia Awarenes Classes

Feb. 1st & 2nd


Dementia Care Training
Superior Residence of Lecanto
4865 W Gulf to Lake Hwy
Lecanto, Florida
Jan. 24th

Dementia Care Training
Superior Residencies of Clermont
1600 Hunt Trace Blvd.
(3:00 pm class open to the public)
Clermont, Florida
Jan. 26th 10:00 am & 3:00 pm