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Karen, This is a wonderful website. Way to go! If I have any pictures from the Mother Daughter Banquet of laughing people I will certainly share them with you. You are truly a joy! You bring so much joy to all those you meet. Your gifts are brightening the world all around you and farther than you will ever know. Thank you for what you do! Joyfully and laughing out loud, Larisa(which by the way means laughter in Spanish)Mom and Dad didn't know that when they saw Dr. Zhivago and got my name.
~ Larisa Stirrat

Karen, I love the name of the web site. You are continuing to do wonderful things, keep up the good work. Tammy
~ Tammy Pence

.. Before coming here, I created adult education programs for several agencies. I have been charged here with creating "creative" and meaningful programs for families and professionals. Unlike the field I was previously in, it was difficult to find tools that would jazz up a training. Dementia is such a difficult subject, that is hard to work in the typical openers and closers. Your tools will certainly help the professionals I serve truly learn and experience applications. Thank you for posting this information--what a difference you are making!
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.. Before coming here, I created adult education programs for several agencies. I have been charged here with creating "creative" and meaningful programs for families and professionals. Unlike the field I was previously in, it was difficult to find tools that would jazz up a training. Dementia is such a difficult subject, that is hard to work in the typical openers and closers. Your tools will certainly help the professionals I serve truly learn and experience applications. Thank you for posting this information--what a difference you are making!
~ Anon

Karen, you dazzled me at the Alz Conference. I was so motivated and energized by your presentation. Your valuable training tips will rejuvenate my inservices for caregivers and non caregivers at Council For Jewish Elderly. THANK YOU!
~ sheila zabin

Hi Karen - I'm sure you met a million people in Chicago but I'm one of the many who stopped by your poster presentation. I've visited your website several times since I've gotten home and referred my sister (who works in customer service, not dementia care!) to it as well.   Just thought I'd tell you that it is phenomenal!  I've been doing training and public speaking for years and this is a great resource (and when I use any of this I will ALWAYS credit you)! However, you could make a fortune publishing it - you could even have the proceeds go to the association if you don't want to profit directly from it. And then you could also provide the information/the book to all the education directors/program directors at the local chapters of the Association. They need this information!! So, I just wanted you to know that I think this is a wonderful gift that you have, and that you have been so generous to share with the rest of us.  Oh, and my sister loves it too! She does training in Customer Service for a mortgage company. Of course so many of the basic concepts, teamwork, empathy, personal connections, breakers, and other exercises.    Keep up the good work! Bless you for your efforts. Pam
~ Pam

What an awesome program!! I am a nursing student at the University of South Alabama.I recently had a teaching assignment of "non-verbal communications" for patient care techs at an Alzheimer's clinic. After reading and actually doing some of the exercises with friends, I walked into my teaching project with a true understanding of my task at hand and was able to convey ideas that were not currently being practiced! What an exciting eye-opener!!!
~ Chuck Moss

Thank you - your presentation at Benedictine University was inspirational. Your energy, creativity and personality was a joy to experience. Keep up the good work!
~ Leslie

Karen, It was wonderful to see you and get to hear your workshops. You are a superb presenter!! I look forward to seeing you in MKE. P.S. Great Website Dave
~ Dave Harris

Karen, I wanted to write and thank you and your husband for sharing your experiences. I have been in nursing since I was 17 years old, cannot even tell you how many residents I have cared for with Dementia. I wanted you to know how much you have encouraged me to look at people for who they really are, their personhood. They are not the medications they take, the labels we have put on them, but actual people with lives that was enriched with friends and family, and loved ones. I cannot always say that I have taken the time with all of my patients to learn that. Your skits were Humerus, get it- that was in your book- by the way I have read it already. Oh well, I don't actually call myself funny, but you can. I hope to write you again. I have learned alot this week at the various seminars and found them truly inspiring. I plan to implement various things to help my residents and also the caregivers that care for them. Thank you, A Care Giver
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Karen: I found your presentation yesterday (West Des Moines, Iowa) deeply moving. Thank you for sharing your story - you have a real gift for storytelling. I was also inspired to be more like Laqueesha (sp?) in my day-to-day interactions. Thanks for reminding us of the importance of being fully in each moment. Bob C.
~ Bob Campbell

Karen I wanted to take a 'moment' to thank you for your presentation at the Quality Forum in Des Moines. The practice of medicine should never be decoupled from understanding the value and beauty of each of the lives that we have the privilege to assist. Your message will expand. Thanks Tim Gutshall, MD Clinical Coordinator Iowa Foundation for Medical Care
~ Tim Gutshall, MD

Thanks for the great time at the Edna Gates Conference. The way you teach is great and I feel I really learned a lot from it and will use it a lot in dealing with my clients. People like you are a real help to us and we need you to keep up your crazzzzzzzy ways. Bill Osborn
~ Bill Osborn

Hi Karen, I am so grateful for your generosity in sharing these great ideas and exercises and inspirational thoughts. I came upon a reference to this site via the Healingstory listserv and checked it out immediately. I lead healing story groups for women in recovery and for women making a transition out of homelessness, and these energizing, playful exercises will be wonderful. Thanks so much! Joan Stockbridge
~ joan stockbridge

I enjoyed your site and exercises. I plan to use a few in my trainings. Particularly the ones on listening skills. I think your training tips were on target and insightful; and most helpful were your improv tips. Thank you for your generosity. I can see that being a participant in your audience must be a memorable experience. Thank you. Jill Williams, Trainer/Consultant
~ Jill Williams

This is a great website and you should be proud of the programs and people you aid. Hey...I heard you have a good lookin older brother! Your Bro' Chuck
~ Chuck Stobbe

It's very interesting site!
~ John

 

 

 
   


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