Caring for the Caregiver

Presented by Kelsey-Seybold Clinic – Supportive Medicine
April 14, 2018 at 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Berthelsen Main Campus, 2727 West Holcombe Blvd., Houston 77025

Patients with chronic conditions and their caregivers face many challenges that may impact quality of life for everyone. Join  Kelsey-Seybold Clinic and connect with experts to learn about resources available to you and your family, including: 

• Supportive Medicine
• Stages of Caregiving
• Financial and Estate Planning
• Medicare Advantage
• Elder Law
• Alzheimer's and Dementia

Cost:  Complimentary
Parking:  Free surface level parking is available.
Food:  Refreshments, snacks, and light bites available for all guests. 
Adult Respite Care:  Respite care will be provided at no charge for any adults needing care while their caregiver attends the Expo.  Respite care is provided by Silverado.  Please be sure to indicate on your RSVP if you need respite care and provide additional comments if needed.  We will make every attempt to accommodate those needing care during the Expo, but ask that you please provide us with details so that we can staff accordingly.  Unfortunately, Silverado can’t guarantee respite care for those that do not register.

Caregiver Event Invitation

9:45 a.m. Registration opens (note – registration will be open from 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.; you are welcome to come and go at your convenience.)

10 a.m. – 3 p.m. - Caring for the Caregiver Expo
First floor, Berthelsen Main Campus

Caregiver Activity Zones:
In addition to our vendor expo, you can take advantage of several workshops and activity zones.  These zones will be open from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.  Our experts are ready to help answer your questions! 

Zen Zone - Chair Massage & Yoga/Meditation Demonstrations

Health Check Zone – Haven’t had time to make it to the doctor?  Stop by our health screening zone for free health checks. Kelsey-Seybold doctors will be on hand to answer your health questions!

Ask the Expert Zone – We’ve brought together experts in Elder Law, Financial & Estate Planning, Long Term care options – from when to consider nursing homes, assisted living and how to pay for it.

Expo Vendors:

  • KelseyCare Advantage
  • KelseyCare Telemedicine
  • Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Supportive Medicine
  • Silverado
  • Alzheimer’s Association
10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Caregiver Seminars
Second floor rotunda, next to Luby’s Cafeteria

10:30 a.m.: Maintaining Your Health and Sanity as a Caregiver
Speaker:  Dr. Deb Kern, Ph.D.

Caregiving is one of the toughest and most stressful jobs. And when you’re caring for a loved one, the stress is magnified exponentially. Dr. Deb Kern teaches you tools to maintain health and sanity while caring for others.

  • Non-negotiable acts of self-care (and how to make them fit any schedule)
  • Specific technique to regain control when your buttons have been pushed
  • How to effectively reduce the “over-responsibility” syndrome
  • The difference between worry and prayer – and how to effectively use the power of your thoughts

Noon: Expert Panel Q&A: What The Experts Want Caregivers to Know

Bring your questions for our experts and learn about the resources available to you as a Caregiver. 

  • Shira Amdur, M.D., Supportive Medicine, Kelsey-Seybold
  • Rupesh Nigam, M.D., Chief of Hospitalist Program, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic
  • Vic Mazmanian, Silverado

1 p.m.: Caregivers Survival Guide
Author, Former Radio Personality, Dayna Steele

Former Houston media personality Dayna Steele chronicled her mother’s journey with Alzheimer’s — and shares her lessons as a caregiver and how she created a network of support. Pick up a copy of her book, Surviving Alzheimer's With Friends, Facebook, and A Really Big Glass of Wine.

Speaker: Dr. Deb Kern, Ph.D.

Dr. Kern’s years of practice as a nurse, health educator, personal trainer, yoga and Nia teacher and yoga therapist combined with her life experiences have given her insights not found in books.  She has observed, time and time again, that when we take actions in our own healing and become aware of the patterns that disconnect body and mind, miracles can occur in every area of our lives. Dr. Kern studied Nursing at Vanderbilt University and holds a B.A. and an M.B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin, as well as a Ph.D. in Health Sciences from Texas Woman’s University in Denton, Texas.

Speaker: Dayna Steele

Former Houston media personality Dayna Steele chronicled her mother’s journey with Alzheimer’s — and shares her lessons as a caregiver and how she created a network of support. Pick up a copy of her book, Surviving Alzheimer's With Friends, Facebook, and A Really Big Glass of Wine.

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