(West Palm Beach, FL,)—Mary M. Barnes,
President and CEO of Alzheimer’s Community Care, is pleased
to announce that
Gail Sheehy will be the keynote speaker at the 2011
Alzheimer’s Educational Conference which will take place on
May 5 and 6 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in
West Palm Beach. As the bestselling author of 16 books,
including Passages, Gail Sheehy has rocked the
culture and changed the way millions of women and men around
the world look at the stages of their lives. In 2010 she
took on the most challenging and personal issue in her
latest book: Passages in Caregiving: Turning Chaos Into
Confidence. She tells the inspiring story of her own
journey of 17 years caring for her husband and fills the
book with stories of families who we can all relate to, and
their most creative strategies.
“This year’s conference will focus on the
life of both the patient and the caregiver after the
diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease,” stated Mary Barnes.
“Gail Sheehy’s personal experiences coupled with the
priceless strategies that she has gleaned for speaking with
numerous families in the same circumstances will be a
lifeline for all caregivers.” Ms. Sheehy will be the
keynote speaker at the conference during the luncheon on
Friday, May 6 which will be emceed by WPTV NewsChannel 5
Anchor, Tania Rogers. Gail Sheehy will also be the featured
guest at an exclusive Author’s Reception, open to the
public, which will be held on Thursday, May 5 from 6:00 p.m.
-8:00 p.m. at the Palm Beach County Convention Center.
Tickets for this opportunity to meet Gail Sheehy in an
intimate setting are available for $50 each and are limited
to the first 50 guests registered. The evening will include
cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, musical entertainment and book
The 2011 Alzheimer’s Educational Conference,
the second largest
in the nation, is presented by Alzheimer’s Community Care.
The Conference will feature renowned experts in the field of
Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders who will present
expert information for both healthcare professionals and
family caregivers. For more information or to reserve your
spot at either the Alzheimer’s Educational Conference or the
Author’s Reception with Gail Sheehy, please visit
www.alzcare.org or call (561) 683-2700.
mission of Alzheimer's Community Care is to promote and
provide specialized, quality, compassionate care within a
community-based environment to patients and caregivers
living with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders.