Speaker Spotlight: Kim Campbell and CareLiving
An inspiring, honest presentation for those impacted by Alzheimer’s or dementia
Coming up on November 2nd, the 6th Annual Kansas Education Conference on Dementia will feature a variety of educational breakout sessions and presentations. There will be two keynote speakers, Vallerie Gleason and Kim Campbell, each using their unique journeys and experiences with Alzheimer’s disease to educate participants.
This event is open to the public and medical professionals, nurses, administrators, adult home care operators, family members, caregivers, and adults in the early stages of Alzheimer’s or dementia are encouraged to attend.
Get to Know Kim Campbell
Kim Campbell was married to legendary country music star Glen Campbell for 25 years. Glenn was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2011. After his diagnosis, Glenn and his family decided to share their battle with the disease with film makers. The documentary “Glenn Campbell: I’ll Be Me” follows Kim, Glenn, and their 3 adult children on Glenn’s Goodbye Tour. [Source]
Kim remained by Glenn’s side throughout the entire tour, being a caregiver for Glenn and watching as Alzheimer’s changed her family’s life forever. In August of 2017, Glenn passed away. During her time as her husband’s caregiver and since his passing, Kim has dedicated herself to educating people about Alzheimer’s disease and the role of caregivers.
In her lifestyle and social movement guide CareLiving.org, Kim strives to improve the quality of life for people with Alzheimer’s or dementia and their caregivers. She is an advocate for self-care and, based on personal experience, offers honest advice for caregivers of all types. Kim knows the importance of caring for yourself while caring for others, in particular a spouse or parent with Alzheimer’s or dementia.
Kim has received many awards and accolades for her contributions to the Alzheimer’s research and caregiver communities. She has been named an honorary faculty member of the University of Maryland Baltimore, providing an essential connection between a leading research university and the practical experience of senior service leaders across the nation. [Source]
Resources for Alzheimer’s or Dementia Caregivers
The 6th Annual Kansas Education Conference on Dementia is open to caregivers, family members, and those with dementia. The devastating effects of Alzheimer’s disease can impact everyone in the family, not just the spouse or partner. Insights from conference speakers like Kim Campbell can offer unique insights and tips.
If you are not sure the conference is for you, don’t worry. ComfortCare Homes will be posting weekly blogs and recaps of conference events. Simply check back with the “Alzheimer’s Care Updates” to receive weekly articles and resources.
If you are the primary caregiver for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia and are searching for help, consider ComfortCare Homes of Wichita, KS. ComfortCare Homes offers a variety of memory care services for seniors in a residential setting. Truly a home experience, CareGivers care for Residents as if they are a member of their own families.
For more information about our caregiver training or senior care services provided by ComfortCare Homes, please call our office at (316) 444-0532.