[Caregiving Essentials] Aging Parents: A Real-Life Guide to Solving Problems with Laura Tamblyn Watts

Presented on: Monday, April 8th at 12:00 PM EDT

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Should my mom move into a retirement home? Does my dad have dementia? And how on earth can I get my stepmom to give up her car keys? Worries like these can plague people caring for older relatives.

Author Laura Tamblyn Watts understands: Her own parents are in their eighties, and she’s spent her career informing others about aging people’s needs. She is the author of the forthcoming book, Let's Talk About Aging Parents: A Real-Life Guide to Solving Problems with 27 Essential Conversations, and she is the President and CEO of CanAge, an organization dedicated to the betterment of eldercare and seniors’ rights.

If you are caring for an older adult, you won’t want to miss Donna Thomson’s conversation with Laura Tamblyn Watts about caregiving, aging, and how to have honest conversations about such prickly questions as, “How can my family share the caregiving load?” and “Does my parent really need paid help around the house?”

We will give away 10 copies of Laura's new book which is being released on April 30 to 10 lucky attendees through a randomized draw.

About the speaker: Laura Tamblyn Watts is the CEO of CanAge and the author of Let's Talk About Aging Parents: A Real-Life Guide to Solving Problems with 27 Essential Conversations. With a legal background as a member of the BC Bar since 1999, Laura served as National Director of the Canadian Centre for Elder Law and as Chief Public Policy Officer at CARP and she is an Assistant Professor of Social Work at the University of Toronto. Her instrumental role in the Canadian Standards Association’s development of National Standards for Long Term Care, and ongoing work for Home and Community Care standards, showcases her commitment to systemic improvement.

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