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"Walk To End Alzheimer's"
2016 with Team Mygani
For those who may not be aware, November is National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness & National Family Caregivers Month. Since its inception in 1983, by President Ronald Regan, the number of Americans diagnosed with this heartbreaking disease has more than doubled today to 5.4 million from 2 million (alz.org). When becoming acquainted with individuals for the first time, and the topic of occupation arises, I am often met with the same question: "What made you want to do that?" My immediate reply is, "Well, truthfully, it chose me..."
I then share the story of how my grandmother, Mae Eva Howell, was diagnosed with Dementia (of which Alzheimer's Disease is the most common form). Thankfully though, my large family was able to work in shifts to provide her at-home care. My mother and I drove to Gainesville every weekend in the final months to assist in this work and to simply be present...to just be near her, to be an inexplicably familiar comfort...even when she ultimately couldn't remember our names...Yet, it was the work I found myself engaged in -- immediately following her demise -- that would align me with my destiny...
"Reframing the Conversation":
LIFE-PLANNIING TALK with Kandice Jacobs-Armstrong, LFD
ARE YOU KEEPING UP WITH KANDICE?...
Join me THIS SATURDAY, Sept. 10th, at The Arlington Healthy Heart & Wellness Program, beginning at 10:00A. From 10:55A - 11:15A, I WILL TALK LIFE-PLANNING! Kandice Jacobs Creations, Incorporated is dedicated to "Reframing the Conversation" and thus creating a community of proactive, responsible individuals committed to developing a plan for the continued life of your loved ones once you are no longer here to provide care and support. AFTER ALL, WHO DOESN'T WANT TO PROVIDE FOR THEIR LOVED ONES?
THE UNTOLD STORY OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Served as a panel expert:
Engaged in discussion on the realities of being an entrepreneur & self-employment
Educated & inspired aspiring entrepreneurs
Served as an informational resource for other entrepreneurs seeking continued growth in their ventures
Do you know someone who refuses to attend any form of funeral ceremony? Does this describe you? Do you feel uncomfortable in these settings -- wondering what to say or do to comfort the living? It's okay, there is no need to fear any longer though!
In my article, Weep With Those Who Weep: The Practical Do's & Don'ts Of Ministering To The Bereaved, I share -- through very practical tips --- 'how to' effectively meet the needs of bereaved individuals. Check out my LinkedIn Pulse article for more information on the article or visit Focus Press to secure your copy today!