Two years ago I was trained as a Volunteer Speaker for the Alzheimer’s Association. I am credentialed to present two formal presentations: “The Basics of Alzheimer’s Disease” and “Know the 10 Signs of ALZ.” Both of these are 60-minutes long and have slides and videos and graphics to coordinate.
I more often give personal presentations where I kick off Walk to End Alzheimer’s teams, give our personal story, and share updates about research, caregiving, and statistics. These are my favorite!
Maybe it taps into my inner teacher, or maybe I am simply a spotlight hound, but I LOVE being in front of a group of people, telling what I know about this heartbreaking disease, educating on the ways we can fight it, and sharing why we must have hope to end it.
This morning I was honored to speak to a fabulous group at Montereau, right here in Tulsa.
As part of their annual Active Aging Week, I was invited to talk about our journey with Alzheimer’s and explain why Coach and I work so hard to support the Walk to End ALZ.
I specifically wanted to talk about and touch upon a few things:
- The difference in “normal forgetfulness” versus signs of ALZ
- My method for understanding ALZ and how it attacks the brain
- Why active, healthy aging is our only defense against ALZ…for now!
- The importance of the Walk to End Alzheimer’s
I tend to shoot from the hip and get caught up in my telling, but I think we hit all 4 issues.
At least a little 😉
And then I got enjoy my very favorite part: meeting and greeting everyone after a beautiful group picture:
We had a great morning, and I truly appreciate the opportunity to share my message and encourage support for my mission. Thank you, Montereau!!
If you would like to schedule an ALZ presentation, a lunch-and-learn, an info night, or even just a casual “coffee and conversation” for a few friends, I would be thrilled to speak. Or even better, the Alzheimer’s Association can send one of the much more knowledgable presenters who will knock your socks off! Just give them a call at 800-272-3900 to get the ball rolling.
Let me know how I can help!
With love and hugs,
PS: Speaking of rolling balls, we are still working hard to obtain and surpass the fundraising goal for our 2018 Tulsa Walk to End ALZ. If you have not yet had an opportunity, please click here to make a donation, and THANK YOU to everyone who has supported us so generously!! Together we can – and we will – #ENDALZ!