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Saturday, July 7, 2012

Caregiver Friendly Award and Speaking in Washington

We are in the beautiful Pacific Northwest and yesterday it didn’t rain. This was the first in about a week and my body, which responds to the rain with Arthritic aches and pains, reveled in the warmth. Hopefully we’ll see more sun today. What a change from our determined avoidance of the sun in Arizona! In the meantime, things are happening for us on the LBD front:

First, we are honored to announce that our book won a 2012 Caregiver Friendly award from Today’s Caregiver magazine and website. Our publisher put an ad in the magazine but it doesn’t mention the award yet because it won’t be presented until later this month in Florida. Sadly, we can’t be there because we’ll be doing presentations in Washington State. All the events below are free and we'll be autographing books. If you've already bought one, bring it and we'll be glad to write in it. If not, we can sell you one. If you live in the area, do come out and meet us.

July 24 at 1pm, at the Carl Gipson Senior Center, 3025 Lombard Avenue, Everett WA. Riding a Rollercoaster with Lewy Body Dementia, an hour overview. Call 425-257-8780 to reserve a seat.

July 25, at 6:30pm at The Terraces at Skyline- Rainer Room, 715 9th Avenue Seattle, WA. Five Things You Really Need to Know about Lewy Body Dementia, a half-hour introduction. Dr. James Leverenz, a nationally known dementia specialist, will also speak and there will be a question and answer forum afterward. This event is sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association. RSVP Requested to Anita Souza, or 206.529.3868

August 13, at 2pm at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Center, 711 South Cowley Street Spokane, WA. We will present Lewy Body Dementia, Parkinson’s “Sleeping Bear” for the Parkinson’s Resource Center of Spokane’s monthly Telehealth broadcast. You can attend in Spokane at the above address or listen to the live broadcast at over a hundred locations in five states.

We will be in the Portland Oregon area for a week in September and we’d love to be able to present there as well. If you know of a care facility or organization that might like to have us, do suggest that they contact us at 480-981-1117.

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